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Idea for a Constituent Assembly for drafting a constitution for India was first provided by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1895.
The elections for the first Constituent Assembly were held in July 1946. Initially it had 389 members, but later the reformed Assembly had 324 members.
The State of Hydrabad did not participate in elections to the Constituent Assembly.
The first meeting of Constituent Assembly was held on December 9, 1946— its president was Dr Sacchidanand Sinha.
The second meeting was held on December 11, 1946. Its president was Dr Rajendra Prasad.
The Objectives Resolution was passed under chairmanship of J.L. Nehru.
The Draft of Indian Constitution was presented in October 1947. President of the Drafting Committee was Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
The Flag Committee worked under J.B. Kripalani.
The total time consumed to prepare the draft was 2 years, 11 months, 18 days. Total 11 meetings were held for this...