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.