The Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946 formed the Constituent Assembly which sat for the first time on 9th December 1946. In the backdrop of suspicion and uncertainty due to several factors including partition, refugee crisis, etc. the Assembly had to strongly signal a constitution making project which aimed to achieve unity and freedom. Jawaharlal Nehru aspired to realize this through Objectives Resolution: fundamentals accepted by everyone’ which are ‘essential features of a new state’. Nehru drafted and presented it to the Assembly which sought to confirm India’s ideals, hopes and aspirations. This resolution was the precursor to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.

In this worksheet we will revisit the constitutional history behind the Objectives Resolution.

How did the framers of the Indian Constitution deliberate and debate on the Objectives Resolution?

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Worksheet (PDF Format)

Level of Difficulty: Normal