Lala Lajpath Rai along with Madan Mohan Malavya founded the Nationalist Party
- He was appointed by the Liberal Party under Gladstone.
- Repeal of the Vernacular Press Act, 1882.
- The first factory Act, 1881 to improve labour condition.
- Resolution on Land Revenue Policy.
- Appointed Hunter Commission for education reforms in 1882.
- The Ilbert Bill controversy erupted during his time.