meeting was therefore held this evening and the view of the leaders was unanimously
expressed that instead of handing over the administration to the Indian Union through the
so-called Provisional Government, it should be directly given over to the Indian Union,
through the Regional Commissioner at Rajkot.
Junagadh Government, therefore, has requested that in order to avoid bloodshed, hardship,
loss of life and property and to preserve the dynasty, you should be approached to give
your assistance to the administration particularly with a view to preserve law and order,
which is threatened by aggressive elements from outside. This arrangement is sought
pending an honourable settlement of the several issues involved in Junagadh's accession.