Which among the following was the key objective of the Cripps mission?

Answer: [B] To persuade Indian leaders to support British war efforts

The mission was sent to under the pressure from President Roosevelt of the USA and President Chiang Kai Shek of China.

  • The aim was to secure the active cooperation of Indians in war by promising some constitutional reform
  • The declaration  promised  India  Dominion  Status  and  a  constitution  making  body  after  the  war  whose  members would be elected by the provincial assemblies and nominated by the Princely States
  • The demand for separate Pakistan was accommodated by the clause that any province which do not accept the constitution has right to secede.

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