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Who was the Prime Minister of England at the time of Indian independence?
1. Harold Wilson
2. Winston Churchill
3. Clement Attlee
4. Macmillan

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Clement Attlee

The Correct Answer is Clement Attlee.

  • On February 20, 1947, Prime Minister Clement Attlee of the United Kingdom announced:
    • The British Government will grant absolute self-government to British India by June 30, 1948, at the latest.
    • After the date of final transition is determined, the future of the Princely States will be decided. 
  • Lord Mountbatten discussed the issue of the princely states, of which there were over 565, at a press conference on June 4, 1947.
  • The treaty ties between Britain and the Indian States would come to an end, and the British Crown's suzerainty would expire on August 15, 1947.
  • The Indian leaders requested Lord Mountbatten of Burma, the last Viceroy, to continue as Governor-General of India.
  • India's Prime Minister was Jawaharlal Nehru, and the Home Minister was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

  • Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, was a British politician who led the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955 and served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951.
  • He served as Deputy Prime Minister in Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government and as Leader of the Opposition twice, from 1935 to 1940 and 1951 to 1955. 

England Prime Ministers

Period

Harold Wilson

4 March 1974 – 5 April 1976

16 October 1964 – 19 June 1970

Winston Churchill

26 October 1951 – 5 April 1955

10 May 1940 – 26 July 1945

Macmillan

10 January 1957 – 18 October 1963

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