Lucknow Pact, 1916

Lucknow Pact is an agreement reached between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League at the joint session of both the parties, held in Lucknow, in 1916.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, then a member of the Congress as well as the League, made both the parties reach an agreement to pressure the British government to adopt a more liberal approach to India and give Indians more authority to run their country.

The Lucknow Pact also established cordial relations between the two prominent groups of the Indian National Congress - the garam dal led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and the naram dal led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale.