why Nehru Report rejected? why did jinnah reject nehru report? answer is simple that Nehru report was an attempt to prepare the constitution of India. it was made by the committee of all parties chaired by Motilal Nehru with his son Jawaharlal. It was presented in 1928.
Why Nehru Report Rejected
Federal Form of Government:
It was agreed by all parties that form of government should be Federal in nature. It means there would be a federation and federating units. But it was given that residual powers would be vested in center and making center strong in comparison to provinces.
Nehru Report stated that there Joint electorate would be conducted in United India. Joint Electorate means there would be one election at the time all over the India and no separate election would be held for Muslims or lower castes.
Sindh separated from Bombay Presidency:
Nehru Report maintained that Sindh could be separated from Bombay on certain conditions. First, Sindh would be given financial autarchy. Second, minorities were given same rights as Muslim minority were given rights in other Hindu Majority provinces.
Constitutional status would be given to NWFP and Balochistan:
It was presented in Nehru Report that there should constitutional reforms be given in case NWFP and Balochistan. A committee would be formed which observe and investigate basic needs of these provinces. This was also one of the demand of Indian Muslims.
One-third representation to Indian Muslims in Central Assembly was rejected:
Nehru Report had given in report that one-third represent would not be granted to Muslims. And this demand was major demand of Indian Muslims. Moreover, special rights were not given to Muslims in Report. They said, in many provinces Muslims are in majority and they are dominated there. Therefore, special rights could not be granted them.
Here are five points which are rejected by Indian Muslims:
- Separate electorate was not accepted in Nehru Report.
- Quaid e Azam tried to get amendments in the report in the all parties conference in Calcutta but did not succeed. This very moment when Jinnah remarked “it is the parting of the ways”. Therefore, he presented the 14 points .
- One third representation of Muslims in the Central legislature was not given.
- In Nehru Report, Center was given residual powers and hence weak provinces. On other hand complete autonomy of provinces.
- Representation of Muslim in Punjab and Bengal proportion to their population was not given.