Q. 63.9( 7 Votes )

Describe the main features of the Poona Pact.

Answer :

The British government accepted separate electorates for the depressed classes in the mind of dividing the people which will help them rule easier. Knowing this Gandhiji opposed the policy and started fasting till death.

The Poona Pact was signed between BR Ambedkar and Gandhiji at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune with a set of policies that unite Dalit and common people’s togetherness and also to stop British thought of Divide and Rule.


The main features of Poona Pact were,


• The Depressed class who now called a Scheduled class will have separate reserved seats in the general electorate.


• Elections will be conducted as a joint electorates subject.


• Provided 19% of seats for them in the legislature.


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