Indian Polity & Constitution MCQs

Q.  Who among the following was the first president of Constituent Assembly of India?

a. Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
b. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c. Professor Harendra Coomar Mookerjee
d. Dr. B R Ambedkar


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Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha was the first president (temporary chairman) of the Constituent Assembly when it met on December 9, 1946. Dr. Rajendra Prasad then became the President of the Constituent Assembly, and would later become the first President of India. The Vice President of the Constituent Assembly was Professor Harendra Coomar Mookerjee, a former Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University and a prominent Christian from Bengal, who also served as the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly’s Minorities Committee; he was appointed Governor of West Bengal after India became a republic.
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