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Central Legislative Assembly

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The Central Legislative Assembly was the lower house of the Imperial Legislative Council, the legislature of British India. It was started by the Government of India Act 1919, as part of the Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms. It was also sometimes called the Indian Legislative Assembly and the Imperial Legislative Assembly. The Council of State was the upper house of the legislature for India.[1]

As a result of Indian independence, the Legislative Assembly was dissolved on 14 August 1947 and its place taken by the Constituent Assembly of India and the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan.

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  1. Bolitho, Hector (2006) [First published 1954]. Jinnah, Creator of Pakistan. Oxford University Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-19-547323-0. The introduction of a 'two-house' parliamentary system, with a Council of State and a Central Legislative Assembly.