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Cong Founder Dadabhai Naoroji Became a British MP Today in 1892

Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Asian to get elected as a British Parliament MP on 6 July 1892.

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Dadabhai Naoroji, First Asian to become an MP in the British Parliament.
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(This day in 1892, Dadabhai Naoroji became the first Asian to be an MP in British Parliament. This piece has been republished from The Quint’s archives to mark the anniversary.)

 Cong Founder Dadabhai Naoroji Became a British MP Today in 1892

Co-founder of the Congress party Dadabhai Naoroji was a trailblazer in more ways than one.

123 years ago today, he became the first Indian to become a British MP, a feat that would enable him to mentor a host of political leaders from M K Gandhi to Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

Naoroji won the Finsbury Central seat and remained MP till 1895.

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