Question: Who said, "those who attack Congress and spare Nehru are fools. They do not know the A.B.C of politics ... "?
Correct Answer Completing the quote, "As things are there are many good and honest men in the Congress. But they are not allowed to come up by Pt.Nehru whose only passion is power. He may sell India to Soviet Union to remain in power". Dr Ambedkar was the architect of the Indian constitution and was a champion for the cause of the 'Scheduled castes'.
Question: Jawarhal Nehru was famous (or notorious) for his affair with a married woman; a love story with an ironical twist! Who was this lady?
Correct Answer The solid evidence, in this matter, is in the form of love letters between the two. Lord Mountbatten was the last British Governor General of India - he played a pivotal role in the partition of India; It is even speculated Lord Mountbatten was aware of his wife's 'relationship'!
This is mentioned in sites like www.indiastar.com/kak2.htm. This is also illustrated (along with some of his 'blunders') in a book called "Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and statesman" by B.R Nanda - the review of which is accessible at www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsia/Ideas/tlsnehru.html
Question: Which of the following is not a Constitutionally mandated body?
Correct Answer The Commission for Center-State Relations, better known as the Sarkaria commission after the Retired Supreme Court Justice who headed the Commission, was constituted to study various aspects of Center State relations as set out in the Constitution and see what changes needed to be made. All other commissions are provided for in the Constitution and have to be headed by a person appointed by the Executive.
Question: How many judges sat on the bench to hear the landmark case of Keshavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala in 1973?
Correct Answer The largest ever Bench of the Supreme Court was constituted to hear what would, out of the thousands of cases involving Fundamental Rights, be called THE Fundamental Rights case. The question to be considered was Parliament's power to amend the Constitution with regard to Fundamental Rights, especially in the light of recent Land Reform Legislation which kept getting struck down by the Supreme Court as being violative of the Right to Property.
A previous judgment of the Supreme Court in 1967, Golaknath v. Union of Indian, given by a 11 Judge Bench had stated that Fundamental Rights could not be amended at all and caused some concern among commentators and Parliament alike. In the Keshavananda Bharati case, the Supreme Court overruled the Golaknath case, but introduced a new concept which would change the face of Constitutional law in India and abroad forever.
Question: Which of the following Constitutional posts is enjoyed for a fixed term?
Correct Answer The President, according to Article 56 of the Constitution, enjoys his post for 5 years and can only be removed by a complicated impeachment process, akin to the President of the USA. The Prime Minister's term lasts only as long as his Cabinet enjoys the confidence of the Parliament. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court holds his post till the retirement age of 65. The Governor of a State, appointed by the President, holds his position only at the pleasure of the President and may be recalled by the President at any time.