Five sentences are given below labelled A, B, C, D and E. They need
to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage.
From the given options, choose the most appropriate one.
A. The current proviso to Article 3 was introduced by the Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act, 1955.
B. This was a time-consuming process, allowing States to vacillate in
responding, thereby frustrating the efforts of the government of India.
C. Before this amendment, the President could only introduce an
Amendment Bill in Parliament after referring it to the State
legislatures concerned for their views.
D. However, to treat the State’s views as carrying merely formal value,
as has been widely suggested, would render the constitutional process
of consultation entirely nugatory in a matter of national importance.
E. This amendment was necessary to lay the groundwork for the smooth
passage of the States’ Reorganisation Commission Report that recommended
a radical redrawing of State boundaries and creation of new States.
a BACED b DACBE c EDBAC d ACBDE