Politics In India Since Indepen

Book: Politics In India Since Indepen

Chapter: 8. Regional Aspirations

Subject: Social Science - Class 12th

Q. No. 1 of Exercises

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Match the following.



Nature of regional aspirations


(a) Socio-religious identity leading to statehood

i. Nagaland /Mizoram

(b) Linguistic identity and tensions with Centre

ii. Jharkhand /Chattisgarh

(c) Regional imbalance leading to demand for Statehood

iii. Punjab

(d) Secessionist demands on account of tribal identity

iv. Tamil Nadu

Therefore, (a)-(iii); (b)-(iv); (c)-(ii); (d)-(i).

i) Nagaland/Mizoram - Secessionist demands on account of tribal identity. Both are the north eastern states with tribal majority.

ii) Jharkhand/Chattisgarh- Before separation Jharkhand was part of Bihar and Chattisgarh of Madhya Pradesh respectively, but there were regional dispute due to different ethnicity which lead to secession.

iii) Punjab- The northern state had completely different ethnicity, culture and religion from the rest part of India.

iv) Tamil Nadu- The southern state has its own linguistic identity which spark tensions with the centre.


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