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Which of the following are true of the period between 1946 and 1947 in the context of India?


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A
The Congress lost the provincial election held in 1946.
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B
By March 1947, communal riots had spread across the nation.
Your Answer
C
The people of the Sylhet province of Assam decided to join West Pakistan.
Correct Answer
D
The Mountbatten Plan was put into action in 1947.

Solution

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B By March 1947, communal riots had spread across the nation.
D The Mountbatten Plan was put into action in 1947.
  • Provincial elections were held in July 1946. The Congress won 201 general seats out of 210, and the Muslim League secured 71 out of 78 Muslim-reserved seats. 
  • Communal riots broke out in India, and resulted in the death of thousands of people. By March 1947, the riots had spread to different parts of India.
  • The people of East Bengal and the Sylhet province of Assam had decided to join East Pakistan.
  • The Mountbatten Plan was presented in 1947, with Mountbatten stating that partition was inevitable.

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