What was the 7th Part of the Indian Constitution?
When India was newly independent, there were a lot of princely states and independent areas which made it difficult to define the territorial boundary. While the constitution was being framed, the states were categorised into three types- A, B, and C.
The 7th Part dealt with the states mentioned under Pary B of the classification of states. Part B were the formerly princely states in the Indian territory. These states were Jammu & Kashmir, Hyderabad, Travancore-Cochin, Madhya Bharat, Saurashtra, Mysore, Rajasthan, East Punjab union, and Patiala.
The State Reorganisation act of 1956, caused by the Seventh Constitutional Amendment, divided the states on a lingual basis. This reorganisation led to the complete removal of the 7th Part as the states under Part B no longer existed. The classification of states was completely removed as well.