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Unanimous approval of a constitution which will insure India's independence and will be acceptable to both of that nation's major political factions was predicted last night by V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and chief foreign affairs adviser to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Making a long-delayed visit to the University at the invitation of the United Nations Council to speak on current Indian political problems, Krishna Menon declared in an interview that in his opinion the constitution's provisions will be so liberal that all factions will agree to it.

"The only power the constitution will have," he said, "will be the will of the Indian people. We are not going to make a constitution for the privileged few."

Moslems Walked Out

Although Moslem delegates to the Constitutional assembly framing the document walked out on the proceedings, Krishna Menon believed that even they would finally accept it. "If it doesn't come to that," he said, "then we must face the situation as it arises."

The constitution will allow ample freedom to all constitutional groups, he said, by keeping the powers of the central government limited, and will permit each of India's many provinces to regulate its affairs in the interests of its own people.

The main question in Indian politics upon which all parties--both Moslem and Hindu--are agreed is that India must be independent. If a majority of the people agree on the constitution, he declared, then Britain will have little or no say in its ratification.

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