What is Article 327?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The power of the Parliament to establish rules governing legislative elections is discussed in Article 327. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the law minister, presented the Representation of the People Act, 1951, in Parliament. Prior to the first general election, the Act was passed by the provisional parliament in accordance with Article 327 of the Indian Constitution.

Article 327

On June 16th, 1949, a discussion of Draft Article 290 (Article 327, Constitution of India 1950) took place. The Draft Article gave Parliament the authority to establish rules for legislative elections and constituency delineation.

The chairman of the draft committee proposed an amendment to add the creation of electoral rolls to the list of the Parliament’s authorized functions.

  • The Draft Article was approved by the Assembly after the amendment was accepted.
  • Subject to this, Parliament may from time to time by law make provisions regarding all matters relating to or in connection with, elections to either House of Parliament, to the House, or to either House of the Legislature of a State.
  • It includes the preparation of electoral rolls, the delimitation of constituencies, and all other matters necessary for securing the proper constitution of such House or Houses.


What is Article 327?

Article 327 discusses the ability of the Parliament to create regulations governing legislative elections. The Representation People Act 1951, was introduced in Parliament by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the law minister. The Act was approved by the provisional parliament in accordance with Article 327 of the Indian Constitution prior to the first general election.

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