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Criticism Of The Constituent Assembly

Rangu Satish
Verified Educator@#Unacademy, GS Faculty for #UPSC

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Mam please with a presentation on Astrology.
and also explain that in changes made by Indian independence act of 1947 that constituent assembly is a sovereign body but here you say that it is not a sovereign body as it interference of British government.
Rangu Satish
7 months ago
Hi Deepak. Good observation. Constitutional experts says that Indian Independence Act of 1947 do say CA to be sovereign but it is not implemented in letter and spirit is what being said by experts.
Deepak rathee
7 months ago
sir can you please elaborate
Deepak rathee
7 months ago
sir can you please elaborate
Deepak rathee
7 months ago
sir can you please elaborate
sir can you please explain why constitution assembly needs permission of British government to held its sessions??
Rangu Satish
7 months ago
Hi Deepak. Good question. As you know , constituent assembly had been formed by the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946. Hence, most of recommendations ever after that also guided by this plan based on recommendations of British Parliament.Thank you for good question
Deepak rathee
7 months ago
thankyou sir
  1. CRITICISM OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY The critics have criticised the Constituent Assembly on various grounds. These are as follows: 1. Not a Representative Body: The critics have argued that the Constituent Assembly was not a representative body as its members were not directly elected by the people of India on the basis of universal adult franchise. 2. Not a Sovereign Body: The critics maintained that the Constituent Assembly was not a sovereign body as it was created by the proposals of the British Government. Further, they said that the Assembly held its sessions with the permission of the British Government.


  2. 3. Time Consuming: According to the critics, the Constituent Assembly took unduly long time to make the Constitution. They stated that the framers of the American Constitution took only four months to complete their work. In this context, Naziruddin Ahmed, a member of the Constituent Assembly, coined a new name for the Drafting Committee to show his contempt for it. He called it a "Drifting Committee". 4. Dominated by Congress: The critics charged that the Constituent Assembly was dominated by the Congress party. Granville Austin, a British Constitutional expert, remarked: 'The Constituent Assembly was a one-party body in an essentially one-party country. The Assembly was the Congress and the Congress was India'9.


  3. 5. Lawyer-Politician Domination: It is also maintained by the critics that the Constituent Assembly was dominated by lawyers and politicians. They pointed out that other sections of the society were not sufficiently represented. This, to them, is the main reason for the bulkiness and complicated language of the Constitution. 6. Dominated by Hindus: According to some critics, the Constituent Assembly was a Hindu dominated body. Lord Viscount Simon called it 'a body of Hindus'. Similarly, Winston Churchill commented that the Constituent Assembly represented 'only one major community in India