In Which Year did the Indian National Congress make a Demand for a Constituent Assembly?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Indian National Congress made an official demand for a Constituent Assembly in 1935. The idea of ​​a Constituent Assembly was put forward by M.N.Roy in December 1934. MN Roy led the communist movement in India and was a supporter of radical democracy. The Indian National Congress session was held in Lucknow in April 1936. This session was presided over by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Demand for a Constituent Assembly by Indian National Congress

It was C. Rajagopalachari who took forward this demand of the Constituent Assembly on 15 November 1939 and his demand was accepted by the British in August 1940. The elections to the Constituent Assembly were held for the first time under the Cabinet Mission Plan 1946. The Constituent Assembly drafted the Indian Constitution, which was also implemented under the same cabinet mission plan on 16 May 1946.

The formation of a Constituent Assembly was officially demanded in session, and the Government of India Act of 1935 was also rejected due to the fact that it did not support a constitution that respected the will of the citizens.

  • The Muslim League was categorically not in favor of this assembly and boycotted the assembly after unsuccessful attempts to stop its construction.
  • The Constituent Assembly met for the first time on 9 December 1946 and its last session was held on 24 January 1950.

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