Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claims ‘Socialist’,‘Secular’ removed from Preamble

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Sep, 20, 2023 CNI News New Delhi: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, expressed fret regarding the alleged attack on the Constitution by claiming that new copies of the Constitution given to the elected officials on the first day of the new Parliament building do not contain the words “socialist secular.”

“The new copy of the Constitution that were given to us today (19th September), the one we had in our hands and entered (the new Parliament building), its Preamble doesn’t carry the words “socialist secular,” he claimed in a Tuesday interview with with one of the leading news agencies.

He continued, “We know that the words were added after an amendment in 1976, but if someone gives us the Constitution today and it doesn’t have those words, it is a matter of concern.”
“Their intent is suspicious,” he alleged. It was executed deftly. It is something that worries me.”

Chowdhury stated, “I tried to raise this issue, but I did not get an opportunity to raise this issue.”
Earlier On the second day of the five-day special session on Tuesday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that there should be no attempt to cause an unnecessary rift between “India” and “Bharat,” as per the Indian Constitution. He was speaking in the Lok Sabha at the new Parliament complex.

“For us, this Constitution is on par with the Gita, the Quran, and the Bible. India, or Bharat, must be a Union of States, according to Article 1. In other words, there is no distinction between India and Bharat. It will be preferable if no one makes an effort to unnecessarily rift the two,” he remarked.

The controversy began when the G20 dinner invitation was sent out in the name of the President of “Bharat” rather than India.

The discussion began when Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared a G20 dinner invitation on X, formerly Twitter, in which Droupadi Murmu was referred to as the “President of Bharat.”

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