What is a constitution? Why do we accept the constitution made by the Constituent Assembly more than fifty years ago? Explain.
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The constitution is the supreme law of a country , containing fundamental rules governing the politics and society in a country.
We accepted the Constitution made by the Constituent Assembly six decades ago because
- The Constitution does not reflect the views of its members alone . It expresses the broad consensus of its time .
- The second reason for accepting the Constitution is that the Constituent Assembly represented the people of India .
- There was no universal adult franchise at that time. So the constituent assembly could not have been chosen directly by the people of India . It was elected mainly by the members of the existing Provisional Legislatures.
- Finally, how the Constituent Assembly worked gives sanctity to the Constitution . The Constituent Assembly worked in a systematic , open and consensual manner .