The Acts of 1935 in Operation
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The creation under the Government of India Act, 1935, of a wide electorate led to determined efforts by the National Congress to secure widespread support for its candidates on the basis of definite hostility to the Act. A constitutional development of great interest is the fact that several Congress ministries are subject to the control of Congress in their activities. The Legislative Councils' constitutions were fully defined by Order in Council of April 30th, 1936. It was provided that as far as possible no person should be enrolled in more than one constituency, and in any case no one might vote in more than one at any election. The Congress majorities in the provinces have naturally been used to protest against the scheme of the Act of 1935 and to press for the summoning of a constituent assembly to devise a constitution for India.