parts of the State fell into the hands of the Provisional Government. When the Nawab heard
of it, he fled to Pakistan with his jewels, his wives and his dogs, (one of his Begums and
some children were left behind in the hurry) leaving Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto, his Prime
Minister, a resident of Pakistan, to run the Government as best as he could. The
volunteer-army of freedom advanced rapidly and was welcomed everywhere with enthusiasm.
Bhutto then wrote a letter to Mr. Buch, the Regional Commissioner of Saurashtra in
the Government of India:
"Dear Mr. Buch,
After discussion with Mr. Samaldas Gandhi at Rajkot on October 1, Capt. Harvey Jones,
senior member of Junagadh State Council, brought certain proposals for the consideration
of the Council. The Council were prepared to accept them under protest but before a final
decision could be communicated to Mr. Samaldas Gandhi it was thought necessary to
ascertain the opinion of the leading members of the public.