Why was the grouping of provinces done in cabinet mission 
When there were many princely states before independence did all of them decide to join indian union

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 6th Nov, 2017, 06:06: PM

Expert Answer:

In 1940s the Muslim League vociferousely started demanding the creation of a separate state of 'Pakistan'. The Cabinet Mission Plan which came to India in 1946 rejected the League's demand of Pakistan but said that each province in India would get complete independence to regulate their internal affairs. Thus, the Cabinet Mission Plan divided all provinces in India into three separate groups. Group A consisted of the HIndu majority provinces while Group B consisted of the Muslim majority provinces. Group C included the provinces of Bengal and Assam. To ensure the unity of the country, the Plan suggested that the Central government of India would only look after the foreign affairs, Defence and Communication. Rest of the issues like internal law and order, education, irrigation, agriculture etc. would be looked after by the Provinces. Thus, the Cabinet Mission Plan gave considerable autonomy to the provinces.
 There were about 565 princely states in India at the time of independence. Many pricely states like Khairpur, Chitral, Swat and Makran joined Pakistan while several princely states like Mysore, Patiala, Bhopal and Travancore joined India. 

Answered by Social Science Expert | 8th Nov, 2017, 08:25: AM

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