How did India emerge as a federal state?

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How did India emerge as a federal state?

Answer:

  • India had emerged as an independent nation after a painful and bloody partition.
  • Soon after independence, several princely states became a part of the country.
  • The Constitution declared India as a Union of States.
  • Although it did not use the word federation, the Indian Union is based on the principles of federalism.
  • The Constitution originally provided for a two-tier system of government, the Union government or Central government, representing the Union of India and the State governments.
  • Later, a third tier of ‘Panchayati Raj’ or local government was added.