Q. Consider the following statements regarding composition of “Constituent Assembly”:
1.It was a completely elected body.
2.Seats allocated to each British province were to be divided among the three principal communities.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Constituent Assembly was constituted in November 1946 under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan.

  • Seats allocated to each British province were to be divided among the three principal communities–Muslims, Sikhs and General (all except Muslims and Sikhs), in proportion to their population.
  • The Constituent Assembly was to be a partly elected and partly nominated body.
  • Moreover, the members were to be indirectly elected by the members of the provincial assemblies, who themselves were elected on a limited franchise.

Source: Laxmikanth

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