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Q. Consider the following statements:
  1. The Shimla conference proposed equality between Congress and Muslim League regarding members in executive council.
  2. The Shimla conference failed as the League saw itself as the sole spokesperson of India’s Muslims.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

  1. 2 only

  2. 1 only

  3. Both 1 and 2

  4. Neither 1 and 2


Solution

The correct option is C
Both 1 and 2
Explanation:

Statement 1 correct: The Simla Conference 1945 was a meeting between the Viceroy of India Lord Wavell and the major political leaders of British India at Simla. According to the Wavell Plan, the number of Hindu and Muslim members in the Executive Council were to be equal.

Statement 2 correct: The talks failed because the League saw itself as the sole spokesperson of India’s Muslims. The Congress could not accept this claim since a large number of Muslims still supported it.

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