Q. Consider the following statements regarding the authoritative text of the Constitution of India:
1. The Original Constitution of India had provisions with respect to an authoritative text of the Constitution in the Hindi language.
2. The Constitution of India originally adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949 was both in Hindi and English languages.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Exp) Option d is the correct answer.

Statement 1 is incorrect: Originally, the Constitution of India did not make any provision with respect to an authoritative text of the Constitution in the Hindi language. Later, a provision in this regard was made by the 58th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1987 (Article 394-A).

Statement 2 is incorrect: The Constitution of India adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, was in English language. A Hindi translation of the Constitution signed by the members of the Constituent Assembly was published in 1950.

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