why did political leaders differ sharply over the question of separate electorates

Asked by manyusharoshis531 | 9th Aug, 2020, 07:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Political leaders differed sharply over the question of separate electorates because of differences in opinion. While those supporting the cause of minorities and the dalits believed that only political empowerment would resolve their social backwardness, others like Gandhiji thought that separate electorates would further slow down the process of their integration into society. Also, it was feared that the system of separate electorates would gradually divide the country into numerous fragments because every community or class would then ask for separate representations.

Answered by Akansha | 9th Aug, 2020, 08:36: PM