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__________ implemented the doctrine of lapse or usurpation policy.
1. Lord Hastings
2. Lord Wellsley
3. Lord Cornwallis
4. Lord Dalhousie

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Lord Dalhousie

The correct answer is Lord Dalhousie.

  • " Doctrine of lapse" is an annexation policy implemented by Lord Dalhousie.
  • The policy states that any Indian princely state under the British East India Company would have this status abolished if the ruler is not able to compete or does not have any male heir.
  • Some of the important princely states that were annexed under the doctrine of lapse were - 
  1. Jhansi
  2. Kurnool
  3. Nagpur
  4. Ramgarh
  5. Surat

  • Lord Dalhousie was born on 22nd April 1812.
  • His full name was James Andrew Broun Ramsay.
  • Some important organizations founded by him include -
  1. Central public works department
  2. Tamil Nadu public works department.

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