Constituent Assembly Debates
The Constituent Assembly sat for the first time on 9th December 1946. Over the next 2 years and 11 months, the Assembly sat for a total of 167 days to frame the Indian Constitution. The final session of the Constituent Assembly took place on 24th January 1950.
This section contains the full transcripts of the debates that took place in the Constituent Assembly. The transcripts are divided into 12 volumes, with each volume corresponding to a defined period of time. The volumes are further divided by date, allowing users to refer to all the debates that took place on a specific date.
This volume contains the first 11 sittings of the Constituent Assembly Debates. The Assembly elected its permanent Chairman and constituted important Assembly Committees. A majority of the debates in this volume revolved around the Objectives resolution moved by Jawaharlal Nehru.
This Volume contains 5 days of debates in January 1947. Following the introduction and discussion of the Objectives Resolution in the previous session in December, they were adopted during this session, setting down the agenda for the Constituent Assembly.
This volume contains 36 sittings held from November 1948 to January 1949. The first sitting, which took place on November 4, 1948, was a pivotal moment in the Constituent Assembly’s work. B.R. Ambedkar presented the Draft Constitution of India to the Constituent Assembly and delivered a landmark speech.