No, that was not acceptable to Menon who said the post he could have was Rajapramukh.
He also insisted that in case he was unable to officiate as Rajapramukh for reasons of illness, the Chief Justice could step in.
He also wanted the title of Rajapramukh for life, an injustice to the Kochi Maharaja.
The letter, inter alia, said, "On assuming the position of Rajapramukh of the United State of Travancore and Cochin, I give my solemn assurance to the Government of India that to the best of my ability, I shall preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of India and that of the United State of Travancore and Cochin and devote myself to the service of the people of India.
SRC submitted its report on September 30, 1955 suggesting abolition of the three-tier state system, abolition of the institution of Rajapramukh and special agreement with former princely states and merging them with the adjoining states.
The Tier-B states, in all eight, were princely states of groups of princely states which were governed by a Rajapramukh who happened to be one of the kings and had elected legislature.