Arrival of Lord Metcalfe
Lord Metcalfe 1835-36
In 1835 Sir Charles Metcalfe succeeded Lord William Bentinck, being senior member of council. His short term of office is memorable for the measure which his predecessor had initiated, but which he carried into execution.
This was giving entire liberty to the press. It was the Public opinion in India, but there were people at home as well as India who opposed this policy.
“Lord Metcalfe” is called Liberator of India Press but soon he became a victim of party politics in England and was succeeded by Lord Auckland in 1836.