I am sending today your manuscript1 and my Foreword.2
I finished all this work last night at 9.30 p.m. During the period
I could snatch some time only for meals and spinning. Please let me
know if any alterations are required in my Foreword.
I have made two changes in the manuscript. If you do not approve of
them, please discuss with me.
You will notice that I have left the Taluka and District Panchayats
unspecified. They should be only advisory. Why should we give them
a definite place in our constitutional system. I am doubtful about
their need. When the villages really become active and alive, the
need for advisory bodies should automatically diminish. The Provincial
Panchayats could discharge these responsibilities, and whenever necessary,
enlist the co-operation of the Taluka and District units. If there
is any error in this idea, please let me know. I have been able to
go through the manuscript rather hurriedly.
It is for consideration whether Pakistan and the Princely States can
have any place in my conception. Remember that a Gandhian Constitution
could be feasible only if we reach that stage through non-violence.