General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which of the following statements regarding the Constituent Assembly of India is/are correct?
1.The Assembly was elected indirectly by the members of the Provincial Legislative Assemblies.
2.The elections were held on the basis of Universal Adult Franchise.
3.The scheme of election was laid down by the Cabinet delegation.
4.The distribution of seats was done on the basis of the Mountbatten plan.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3 only
c. 1, 2 and 3 only
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4


ANSWER: See Answer
 
In India, the Universal Adult Franchise was introduced only in the post-independence period during the first general elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies.
Under the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946, elections were held for the first time for the Constituent Assembly.
Constituent Assembly members were elected indirectly by members of the newly elected provincial assemblies, and initially included representatives for those provinces that formed part of Pakistan (some of which are now in Bangladesh).
 

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