After Independence Why Was There Reluctance To Divide Country On Linguistic Lines

After Independence, why was there a reluctance to divide the country on linguistic lines ?


Gandhijis dream of one nation did not materialize due to the partition of India, into India and Pakistan. Congress leaders were sceptical about a further division of states on the basis of language. The partition of India resulted in the death of millions of people who we re killed in the riots between the Hindus and the Muslims. They feared that this may happen if the country was divided on linguistic lines. Prime Minister Nehru and Deputy Prime Minister Vallabhbhai Patel were against the creation of linguistic states