Consider the following statements about the Wavell Plan of 1945:

  1. It recommended a new Executive Council to be formed at the Centre in which all but the Viceroy and the Commander in Chief will be Indians
  2. It recommended transfer of all portfolios except the Defense to the Indian Members

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Wavell Plan also known as Breakdown Plan, was not accepted by the British, for whom, leaving without a universally agreed agreement was dishonourable. It also said that in case of a disagreement, the British should withdraw to the 6 Pakistan Provinces, and leaving the Congress to deal with rest of India.

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