Article 326 In English | Article 326 Of Indian Constitution In English | What Is Article 326

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Article 326 Of Indian Constitution In English

Article 326 – Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage.
The elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage; but is to say, every person who is a citizen of India and who is not less than twenty one years of age on such date as may be fixed in that behalf by or under any law made by the appropriate legislature and is not otherwise disqualified under this constitution or any law made by the appropriate Legislature on the ground of non residence, unsoundness of mind, crime or corrupt or illegal practice, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter at any such election.

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What Is Article 326 Of Indian Constitution?

Article 326 Debate Summary

Draft Article 289B (Article 326 of the Indian Constitution 1950) was absent in the draft Constitution 1948. The Chairman of the Drafting Committee introduced this provision on 16 June 1949. It clearly declared that elections to the legislatures would be based on universal adult suffrage.

A member opposed this draft article saying that adult suffrage was not theoretically or practically possible. He believed that the Article ‘violates the principles of democracy’ and implied that the Indian electorate was not enlightened, and that parliamentary democracy in India would fail.

The President reminded the member that the draft Article was merely restating a principle which had already been accepted by the Assembly. There was no further dispute and the House accepted the draft article. The draft Article 289B was accepted on the same day without any debate.

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