|The Mountbatten Plan (1947)|
|1. Sought to affect an early transfer of power on the basis of complete independence to successor state of India|
|2. It did not support the two nation theory of India and Pakistan|
|3. The plan supported reservation of seats for the minorities in the legislature.|
|Select the correct statement /statements using the code given below:|
A) 1 only
B) 2 and 3 only
C) All of these
D) None of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The Mountbatten Plan sought to effect an early transfer of power on the basis of Dominion Status to two successor states, India and Pakistan. Congress was willing to accept Dominion Status for a while because it felt it must assume full power immediately and meet boldly the explosive situation in the country. As Nehru put it, 'Murder stalks the streets and the most amazing cruelties are indulged in by both the individual and the mob'. Besides Dominion Status gave breathing time to the new administration as British officers and civil services officials could stay on for a while and let Indians settle in easier into their new positions of authority. For Britain, Dominion status offered a chance of keeping India in Common wealth, even if temporary, a prize not to be spumed.
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