• Written in three years by a Constituent Assembly consisting of 389 members.
  • Assembly held 11 sessions, each session consumed 165 days.
  • 82% of members of the Assembly were INC members.
  • Went with FPTP for the electorate system. STV was not seriously considered.
  • There were controversies over Centre having too much power, for example, Article 356, which gave the centre power to take over a state government on the recommendation of the governor.
  • There were arguments for giving muslims a seperate electorate! Sardar Patel argued against this.
  • There were also controversies about the national language of India. We use Hindi and English for official purposes and states use regional languages.