Who was the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly in India?

By Devyani Singh|Updated : August 25th, 2022

The constitution was written and adopted by the Constituent Assembly, a group of elected officials. The Constituent Assembly's first chairman was Dr Sachchidananda Sinha. Later, Dr Rajendra Prasad and HC Mookherjee were chosen as the organization's president and vice president, respectively.

Chairman of the Constituent Assembly in India

The purpose of electing the Indian Constituent Assembly was to create the nation's constitution. The proposal for a Constituent Assembly is given to M N Roy, a proponent of radical democracy and a leader of the Communist movement in India. It was his idea in December 1934.

It was a unicameral body with 389 elected members; after India and Pakistan were officially partitioned, that number fell to 299 members. The Assembly convened for the first time on December 9 in New Delhi, and it reconvened for the final time on January 24, 1950.

The Constituent Assembly, a collection of elected authorities, drafted and approved the constitution. Dr Sachchidananda Sinha served as the first chairman of the Constituent Assembly. Later, the group chose Dr Rajendra Prasad and HC Mookherjee as its president and vice president, respectively.

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  • Dr Sachidanand Sinha was the first president of the Constituent Assembly. Later, Dr Rajendra Prasad was elected its president.

  • Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is known as the father of the Indian Constitution. He was the then Law Minister who introduced the final draft of the Constitution in the Constituent Assembly.

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