Q. Consider the following statements :
1. The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919 recommended granting voting rights to all the women above the age of 21.
2. The Government of India Act of 1935 gave women reserved seats in legislature.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Why this Question) Important Constitutional experiments during British India and is an important static topic.
Exp) Option d is correct.
Statement 1 is incorrect. The Montague Chelmsford reforms of 1919 did not recommend granting voting rights to all women above the age of 21. Although it recommended the voting rights to women in limited numbers to be extended on the basis of property, tax or education.
Statement 2 is incorrect. The Government of India Act 1935 gave women separate electorate (and did not reserved seats for women in legislature). It provided separate electorates to depressed classes and labours also.
Source) Laxmikanth Chapter-1 page-1.8, 1.9