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

  1. The  Constitution does not reflect the views of its members alone . It expresses the broad consensus of its time .
  2. The second reason for accepting the Constitution is that the Constituent Assembly represented the people of India .
  3. 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.
  4. Finally, how the Constituent Assembly worked gives sanctity to the Constitution . The Constituent Assembly worked in a systematic , open and consensual manner .


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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.