The Morley-Minto Reforms and Indian Councils Act 1909:
1. Provided separate electorates to Muslims
2. Allowed elections of Indians to legislative councils for the first time
3. Provided one seat for an Indian in Governor-General’s Executive council
4. Provided for direct elections in India for the first time
Select the correct statements from above from the given codes:

Answer: [B] 1 & 3

The second statement is not correct because Indians were allowed previously also. However, effectively this was made possible by this act. The fourth statement is also not correct.

The first and third statements are correct. We note here that this act provided that An Indian would be inducted in the Governor-General’s Executive council. Satyendra Sinha was the first Indian who became the member of Governor-General’s Executive Council. Two Indians were inducted in the Indian Council of Secretary of State, they were-K.C. Gupta and Sayyid Husain Bilgrami.

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