|THE FOUNDATION YEARS|
• Demand for Equitable Government through Administrative Reforms.
• Concern for the removal of Poverty.
• Resolution deploring :
• The growing impoverishment of the people.
• The wealth of the country being drained away.
• The condition of the ryots steadily deterioration since 1848 nearly 40 million people having only one meal a day and some times not even that.
• Annual Sessions of the Congress Party held in different venues every year.
• Provincial Conferences organised to foster country-wide involvement.
• Concrete steps taken to organise Public Opinion in Great Britian in favour of the Indian view point.
• Thrust on seeking Representation in Government.
• Madan Mohan Malaviya - "No taxation without representation".
• July 1889 Formation of British Committee of the Indian National Congress with Offices in London to put pressure on Parliament in Great Britian.
• 1892 Dadabhai Naoroji elected to British Parliament in Great Britian.
• 1892 India Councils Act a major victory for Congress but it still did not envisage elected representation.