A historical analysis of Sir Chhotu Ram in Punjab politics
Author(s): Sube Singh and Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma
Sir Chhotu Ram was the principal architect of the Unionist Party of the Punjab. He was in favour of complete independence of India but without partitioning it. Basic Ideology of Sir Chhotu Ram was based on economic issues. He emerged as a sole Jat leader of Punjab and gained prominence as the leader of the agriculturists of the Punjab. He served as an Agriculture Minister, Education Minister, Development Minister, and Revenue Minister in the Punjab Assembly.
The Politics of the Unionist Party was the politics of loyalism, it was made possible by Chhotu Ram, as an important leader in the Unionist politics, he forged an enduring political alliance with the predominant Unionist Muslims of Punjab which was instrumental in making the most successful non-Congress Ministries under the Provincial Autonomy. The main contribution of Sir Chhotu Ram was in championing the cause of the peasantry class and the downtrodden people in the Punjab and he stood for their rights.