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The task before the Congress was a tremendous one – particularly in the light of the kind of expectations the people had from the Congress. Analyze the performance of Congress ministries.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues;

1. The task before the Congress was a tremendous one – particularly in the light of the kind of expectations the people had from the Congress. Analyze the performance of Congress ministries. (250 words)

Reference: India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the performance of Congress in its 24 month rule by analyzing its achievement and shortcomings.

Directive:

Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by mentioning the backdrop of formation of Congress ministries and wide and varied expectations of different sections of people from it.

Body:

Elaborate further on expectation from the diverse group of people. Their demands and expectations from INC. Briefly, mention the major demands from the various provinces.

In the next part, bring out the performance of congress in its 28 month short rule. In detail analyze how congress performed with respect to land reforms, labour reforms, Civil Liberties, Release of Political Prisoners, Press and Constructive work undertake by the Congress.

In the final part, mention the impediments to Congress rule and mention the shortcomings of it. Internal bickering, failure

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarizing the biggest achievements of Congress ministries.