Making of The Constitution
- N. Roy, a pioneer of the Communist Movement in India, presented the idea of a Constituent Assembly of India.
This became an official demand of the Indian National Congress in 1935, and was accepted by the British in August 1940.
On 8 August 1940, a statement was made by the Viceroy Lord Linlithgow about the expansion of the Governor-General’s Executive Council and the establishment of a War Advisory Council.
This offer, known as the August Offer, included giving full weight to minority opinions and allowing Indians to draft their own constitution.