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Which of the following Acts reduced the number of elected Indian members in the Calcutta Corporation?
  1. Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923
  2. Calcutta Corporation Act, 1899
  3. Rowlatt Act, 1919
  4. Universities Act of 1904


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The correct option is B Calcutta Corporation Act, 1899
Lord Curzon, an excellent bureaucrat, wanted to consolidate and strengthen the British imperial rule in India. Lord Curzon imposed the Calcutta Corporation Act of 1899, which reduced the number of elected Indian members in the Calcutta Corporation.

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