Which was the first State of India to be created on linguistic basis ?
Which was the first State to be created on linguistic basis ?
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Andhra State
The congress in its Jaipur session appointed a three member committee also popularly known as JVP committee after the name of its leaders – Jawaharlal Nehru,Vallabh Bhai Patel and Pattabhai Sitaramaya.The committee rejected language as the bass of reorganization of states.. Potti Sreeramulu, one of the activists demanding the formation of a Telugu-majority state, died on 16 December 1952 after undertaking a fast-unto-death. This resulted in the creation of the first state on linguistic basis for Telugu speaking people called Andhra State on October 1, 1953. It was later renamed Andhra Pradesh.
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