Maharaja, Sir Yadavindra Singh of Patiala as a matter of fact, was the last symbol of Sikh sovereignty in PEPSU territory, A towering representative of the princely India, but Akali politics representing SIKHS without valid or visible reasons could not utilize his services in benefit to the CAUSE for SIKHS. He could have been approached to lead them for negotiations, neither Patiala Palace displayed keenness for such a political liaison. He, but natural appears to have been much more close to family Royal blood – Rajput relatives in India than for cultivation of relationships with heritage past ruling Misle families or common Sikh folk under umbrella of Akali Dal. Mr Jinnah also displayed keenness for an agreement with the Maharaja of Patiala on his joining with Pakistan. The seniors of Patiala Palace therefore missed a chance to associate exploring feasibility for negotiations for big impact on history. They had a chance in the past by taking over the Punjab or a treaty for collective effort in protection for each other in coming times, especially on demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but Patiala Palace did not risk testing the might of British.
The history is evident that Maharaja, Yadavindra Singh being the Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes, persuaded all the rulers of the Punjab to accede to India. Mr J.B. Patel, H.M. for new India reported to have been not against the Sikhs as for instance, in calling PEPSU, a Sikh Majority area, as a Sikh Homeland. But, he soon was put under pressure by Nehru who exploited & played up on Patel’s soft corner for RSS, which had put Gandhi to death. Nehru gave directions to Patel against the Sikhs, especially desiring for the dilution to the question of their identity. But Congress on the instance of Pt Nehru ditched Patiala Palace by merger of PEPSU, the only Sikh majority ruled Indian state, post 1947 to Punjab. This was another instance for Indian of majority Hindus with common point for belief in IDOL worship platform, attempt to dilute the Sikh identity.