The Draft Constitution was presented to the Constituent Assembly on November 4th,1948 by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, B.R. Ambedkar.  The Constituent Assembly proceeded to take up, clause by clause, every part of the Draft Constitution for debate. Members of the assembly often moved their own amendments to the Draft Constitution seeking to change or drop specific articles or clauses. The most crucial and voluminous debates took place at this stage, and the debates would go on till the 17th of October 1949. 


Debates around the Draft Constitution in the Constituent Assembly can be found in Volumes 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Proceedings of the Constituent Assembly.