With reference to the early history of demand for linguistic provinces in India, consider the following statements:
1. The Montague-Chelmsford Reform had opposed the formation of linguistic based provinces
2. The chairperson of Indian National Congress of Calcutta Session, Annie Besant favoured the idea of formation of linguistic states
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

The First statement is incorrect because Montague-Chelmsford Reform has accepted and favored the idea of formation of the liquistic units. The second statement is also incorrect because Annie Besant has opposed this idea.

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