Consider the following statements:

  1. The members of constituent assembly of India were directly elected by the people of India on the basis of adult franchise
  2. The proposal for constituent assembly was first accepted by Britishers in so called as the 'August Offer' of 1940

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because the members were chosen by indirect election by the members of the Provincial Legislative Assemblies. The representatives of princely states were nominated by the heads of the princely states. Second statement is correct

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