§ 1. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if 902 he is aware that it is the intention of the Swaraj party that now controls the Legislative Council of the Central Provinces to introduce a Bill in that Council to remove the disabilities against the candidature of political convicts, as laid down in the electoral rules under the Government of India Act; and, if so, what action he intends to take in the matter?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Robert Richards):
I am not aware of this intention, and I may observe that a Provincial Council has no power to override rules made under the Government of India Act.