Chapter 7: EVOLUTION OF STATES
1950, there was a fourfold classification of states: Part
A, B, C, and D. In
1948 there was a demand for a linguistic basis to create
from south India.
The Dhar commission appointed to
study this issue suggested
administrative rather than linguism as basis for
reorganisation. Since this was
resented JVP commission [J Nehru – Sardar V Patel
– P Sittaramaiya] was created
and this too rejected linguistic reasons to create states.
However after the
death of Potti Sriramallu on hunger strike for a separate
state to Telugu
speaking areas, congress created Andhra Pradesh.
demand from other side led the government to appoint Fazl
Ali committee that
accepted linguistic basis as one of the four important
points for creating
states. The government accepted the report and passed the
act and 7th amendment. So 16 states
and 6 UT were created.
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