The constitution of India derives its ultimate authority from ____?
[B] Parliament of India
[C] People of India
[D] Constituent Assembly of India
The Constitution draws its authority from the people and has been promulgated in the name of the people. This is evident from the Preamble which states “We the people of India …. do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.” This implies that the direct authority of the people cannot be claimed or usurped by the legislature. Under the constitution, legislature is a representative body but people constitute the ultimate sovereign.