Write a note on the Reaction of the Political parties to the Cabinet Mission.

Difficulty: Hard
  1. Indian National Congress:

    As an immediate reaction, the politicians of Congress like the cabinet Mission Plan much. Common members of Congress celebrated in streets and bazaars. Nehru said that Plan had buried the Pakistan of Jinnah.

  1. Muslim League:

    The Members of the Muslim League were frustrated. They thought that there was no mention of Pakistan in the Plan and the demand of the Muslim League was rejected.

       Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) said, “I regret that the Mission should have rejected the Muslim demand for the establishment of a completely sovereign state of Pakistan, which we still hold is the only solution of the constitutional problem of India”.

Final Decision of Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah): 

      Muslim League authorized Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) to make the final decision. Contrary to the expectations of all the circles, Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) accepted the Cabinet Mission Plan.

The reaction of Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) Decision:

     This made the Congress nervous. Now the workers of Muslim League seemed to be happy while the workers of congress looked disappointed.

Demand of Quaid-e-Azam for Implementation of Plan:

      Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) asked the Viceroy and members of the Cabinet Mission to implement the Plan as a whole because a major party i.e. the Muslim League had accepted it.

Government Decision:

       The Government-backed out of its promise and did not agree to form the Interim Government without Congress. The Government was frightened of the Congress, so it deviated from principles.

Direct Action:

      Quaid-e-Azam (Rahmatullah) felt deeply grieved at this breach of promise and he announced direct action. Muslim League declared 16th August, 1946 as direct-Action Day.