Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. Find out more about any member of the Constituent Assembly from your state or region who is not mentioned here. Collect a photograph or sketch of that leader.

Question:

Find out more about any member of the Constituent Assembly from your state or region who is not mentioned here. Collect a photograph or sketch of that leader. Write a short note on him or her, following the same style as used here: Name (year of birth-year of death), place of birth (by current political boundaries), brief description of political activities; role played after the Constituent Assembly.

Answer:

Alladi krishnaswamy Iyer(14 May, 1883–3 October 1953):

Born to a priest’s family in Pudur village (in SPSR Nellore district, AP), Sri Iyer pursued history as a major from Madras Christian College, and studied law in his free time. Despite his chronic ill-health, he contributed to the following topics in drafting of the Constitution of India: citizenship, fundamental rights, directive principles, judiciary in the Union and the States, distribution of legislative powers, articles dealing with the powers of the President and the Governor, and adult suffrage. He was a vocal supporter of the strong Centre, and said the following during the Constituent Assembly debates.

He also cautioned that the legislative, and executive should not leave the judiciary to do their job.

A Statesman Among Jurists, A biography of Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Aiyar was authored by his son, Alladi Kuppuswami, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, and published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (1993).

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