The Rani took action at once to
end the anarchy. The chieftains and commanders begged the Rani with one voice to become
the ruler of the state. The Rani consented. Once again the flag of the state fluttered
gaily on the top of the fort.
Jhansi prepared for war working day and night. New arms were manufactured. But within a
period of four or five days a new danger confronted the Rani.
Thinking that Jhansi was being ruled by a weak woman, one Sadashiva Rao rebelled in a
part of the state and proclaimed himself the King. Immediately the Maharani went there and
put down the rebellion.