Q. Which of the following was/were the main point/s of Cabinet Mission?
1.Accepted the demand for a full-fledged Pakistan.
2.Grouping of existing provincial assemblies into three sections.
3.A constituent assembly was to be elected by provincial assemblies by proportional representation.
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Explanation: Rejection of the demand for a full-fledged Pakistan, because –
- the Pakistan so formed would include a large non-Muslim population—38 per cent in the North-West and 48 per cent in the North-East.
- the very principle of communal self-determination would claim separation of Hindu-majority western Bengal and Sikh- and Hindu-dominated Ambala and Jullundur divisions of Punjab.
Grouping of existing provincial assemblies into three sections:
- Section-A: Madras, Bombay, Central Provinces, United Provinces, Bihar and Orissa (Hindu-majority provinces)
- Section-B: Punjab, North-West Frontier Province and Sindh (Muslim-majority provinces)
- Section-C: Bengal and Assam (Muslim-majority provinces).
A constituent assembly was to be elected by provincial assemblies by proportional representation (voting in three groups—General, Muslims, Sikhs). This constituent assembly would be a 389-member body with provincial assemblies sending 292, chief commissioner’s provinces sending 4, and princely states sending 93 members.
Source: Spectrum Modern India