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Which was the first state formed on linguistic basis ?


A
Rajasthan
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B
Madhya Pradesh
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C
Andhra Pradesh
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D
Karnataka
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Solution

The correct option is C Andhra Pradesh
In Jaipur session of 1948, congress appointed three member committee namely Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallahbhai Patel and Pattabhi Sitaramayya (JVP) which rejected the linguistic factor for reorganization of states. Potti Sriramula undertook hunger strike in support of formation of separate Telgu speaking state from Madras state and lost his life. His death sparked public unrest and PM Jawaharlal Nehru declared to form Andhra state on linguistic basis. Hence, option C is correct answer. 

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