[B] Lord Canning
[C] Lord Minto
[D] Colin Campbell
The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General of British East India Company in India between 1848 and 1856. As per the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’, if any ruler of a princely state died without a natural heir, the states’ authority will pass to the British East India Company.
Under the terms of the doctrine of lapse, the Company annexed many princely states viz. Satara, Jaipur, Sambalpur, Nagpur, Jhansi, Tanjore, Arcot , Udaipur, Oudh, etc.