Q. Who among the following described the Constitution of India as “quasi-federal”?

[A] KC Wheare

[B] Ivor Jennings

[C] Paul Appleby

[D] Morris Jones

Answer: A

Explanation: It is clear that the Constitution of India has deviated from the traditional federal systems like US, Switzerland and Australia and incorporated a large number of unitary or non-federal features, tilting the balance of power in favour of the Centre.

  • This has prompted the Constitutional experts to challenge the federal character of the Indian Constitution. Thus, KC Wheare described the Constitution of India as “quasi-federal”.
  • He remarked that “Indian Union is a unitary state with subsidiary federal features rather than a federal state with subsidiary unitary features.”

Source: Laxmikanth Polity