Patel also opposed the grant of Rs 55 crore to Pakistan. Patel had said that this amount would be used against India in Kashmir, but Gandhi opposed Patel by saying that if Rs 55 crore was not given to Pakistan, then more violence and retaliatory action would be taken in return. .
The cabinet favored Patel's proposal but Gandhi announced to sit on hunger strike until Rs 55 crore was given to Pakistan. The cabinet accepted Gandhiji's word, this saddened Patel.