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Criticism Of The Constitutional Assembly – India




Constituent Assembly received lots of criticism from critics like Willion Churchill, V.A Simon, Granville Austin, and Ivor Jennings.

Constituent Assembly represented one section of community – Willton Churchill

Constituent Assembly is body of Hindus – V.A. Simon

Constituent Assembly represents congress party,Assembly means congress and congress means India – Granville Austin

Constituent Assembly is Lawyers Paradise – Ivor Jennings

Other Criticisms are

                 1. Members were not directly elected by people of India

                 2. Not Sovereign body as it needs to take permission from British Government for Constituent assembly sessions.

                3. Dominated by Congress men( one Party)


Books written by Granville Austin

              Constitution Of India – Corner Stone of India

              Working a Democratic Constitution -The Indian Experience 

Prime Minister of British during World War II – Willton Churchill

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