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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Deferment of adult franchise for fifteen years was advocated in Constituent Assembly by

  By GK Planet Team       Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Deferment of Adult Franchise

Deferment of adult franchise for fifteen years was advocated in Constituent Assembly by
  1. Dr BR Ambedkar
  2. Jawahar Lal Nehru
  3. Maulana Azad
  4. Rajendra Prasad
Answer: Maulana Azad

Adult Franchise

The adult franchise is a fundamental pillar of any democracy. Adult franchise means that the right to vote should be given to all adult citizens without the discrimination of caste, class, colour, religion or sex. It is based on equality which is a basic principle of democracy.

Deferment: the action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement.

The Sixty-first Amendment' of the Constitution of India, officially known as The Constitution (Sixty-first Amendment) Act, 1989, lowered the voting age of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of States from 21 years to 18 years. This was done by amending Article 326 of the Constitution, which concerns to elections to the Lok Sabha and the Assemblies.

The full text of Article 326 of the Constitution, after the 61st Amendment, is given below:
The elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage; that is to say, every person who is a citizen of India and who is not less than twenty-one years eighteen 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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