TOI, BCCL, MUMBAI
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Patel succeeded in challenging Nehru over the post of President.
Of course, this would require repealing Indira Gandhi's Emergency-era travesty, and giving our President real power.
Far from being elated, the framers of India's Constitution turned sombre when Ambedkar presented his draft. In the six days following his motion to adopt the new Constitution, speaker after speaker came forward to praise the proposed system. Yet others couldn't shake off the feeling that something was amiss. Nearly a third took the floor only to say something disparaging about the Constitution India was ready to adopt. It was evident that it had failed to inspire.