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Making of The Constitution


  1. N. Roy, a pioneer of the Communist Movement in India, presented the idea of a Constituent Assembly of India.

This became an official demand of the Indian National Congress in 1935, and was accepted by the British in August 1940.

On 8 August 1940, a statement was made by the Viceroy Lord Linlithgow about the expansion of the Governor-General’s Executive Council and the establishment of a War Advisory Council.

This offer, known as the August Offer, included giving full weight to minority opinions and allowing Indians to draft their own constitution.

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