|With reference to the Poona Pact, consider the following statements:|
|1. The idea of separate electorates for the Depressed Classes was abandoned|
|2. The seats reserved for the Depressed Classes in both the provincial and the central legislature were increased|
|3. Government passed the Temple Entry Bill|
|4. The All India Harijan Party (AIHP) was launched|
|Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 1 and 2 only
B) 1 and 3 only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 1, 2 and 4 only
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Poona Pact signed in Sept. 24, 1932 was an agreement between Hindu leaders in India granting new rights to untouchables i.e. the low caste Hindu groups, according to which the idea of separate electorates for Depressed Classes was abandoned but the seats reserved for them in the provincial legislatures were increased from seventy one in the Award to 147 and in the Central Legislature to eighteen percent of the total.
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