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    Why is this so? Can any Member explain?

    The Constitution of India came into effect on 26th January, 1950. At that time, Jawaharlal Nehru was India's Prime Minister. Many of the Constitution-makers were deeply influenced by Nehru's utopian ideas and they tried to incorporate these in the Constitution. Even then, during his lifetime, Nehru amended the Constitution seventeen times. His successor, Lalbahadur Shastri never attempted to do the same. Nehru's daughter amended the Constitution twenty-nine times. His grandson did it eleven times. The blue-eyed man of the family, Dr. Manmohan Singh did it six times.

    So, amending (changing) Constitution is quite normal to the Congress leaders. Even then, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, threatened the ruling party. He said: ''There will be bloodshed if an attempt is made to change the Constitution.'' (Source:ANI)

    Why is this so?
  • #632980
    Changing the Amendment of the Consitution is of the serious offense. They all do it for their personal gains or for an immediate change in the society. Not only Congress party does it, the BJP government has also done an Amendment change for participating in the elections.
    "Earning knowledge is by sharing it with ISC and we will rectify our mistakes."

  • #632983
    1. ''Changing the Amendment of the Consitution is of the serious offense. ''- Is it so?

    2. ''Not only Congress party does it, the BJP government has also done an Amendment change for participating in the elections.''-Changing Constitution to participate in the election!

    Definitely I have to take out 'D.D. Basu's ''Constitution of India'' from the cupboard. I have to refresh.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #632992
    Amending the constitution in the larger interests of the nation, be it the Congress or BJP would certainly be taken in a positive manner by the public. If the Congress has done it in the past, the BJP can do it now if as the ruling party, it has a valid reason that is acceptable to all concerned and within the legal framework, then it would do so. The problem would be the hidden agenda and conspiracy theories about why actually is the BJP wanting to amend.

  • #633008
    For first time we are having a non Congress government and that too a fully majority government at the center and they have full powers to change or bring amendments to the constitution and that does not amounts to taking the country for ransom. When the Congress has been doing the amendments at their whims and fancies, why not the BJP led NDA government. But at the same time BJP is also duty bound and owes explanation to the nation for their right reason to amend the constitution and it should convince the opposition parties to that effect. Though the parties wont support , but BJP should bring a white paper to that effect.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #633010
    I fail to understand the intention of the author in bringing out something that happened two and half years ago, without specifying the time and context of the statement. This is like pulling a thread of more than two-year-old in the forum section of ISC. This statement was made by Mr.Kharge on 26-11-2015 in the Parliament when there was a talk about the inclusion of the words 'Secular' and 'Socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution of India. Mrs. Indira Gandhi amended the Constitution in 1976 to include these two words. The context of Mr. Kharge's statement was when there was a talk about this in the Parliament. Mr.Kharge said that there will be bloodshed if the Constitution is amended to remove these two words from it.
    The word 'bloodshed' was removed from the records by the Speaker of Lok Sabha. I too condemn the usage of such words on the floor of the Lok Sabha.

    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #633011
    Let''s talk theoretically. When a word can be inserted in the Constitution by an Amendment, why can't it be deleted by another Amendment? Why threatening of bloodshed?
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #633013
    Mr.Partha, first explain why the time and context were not mentioned by you? Are you trying to mislead? The Constitution can be amended if found necessary. In this context, there is no necessity as India is a diverse country with people of different faiths living here.
    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #633015
    1. Yes, Constitution can be amended if found necessary. But no opposition party generally threatens bloodbath to stop the amendment.
    2. I want and wanted to point out the hypocrisy and blood-thirstiness of the grandfather of all parties and its leaders.
    3. Did any other party leaders threaten bloodbath before amendment earlier? Isn't it unprecedented?
    4. Please don't seek an explanation from me in future. I am not bound to give any. I can and will write what I like.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #633018
    Mr.Partha, you have not answered my question. One should be very clear while raising a thread. It should not be ambiguous. Every member has the right to write what he or she likes as long as it is not misleading.
    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #633048
    Amending the constitution is OK if there is a good reason. As required any government will do this. It may be congress or BJP or some other party in power. There is no question about it. As there will changes in the conditions the ruling party may propose the same and may be accepted in the Parliament . But there is chance for the government to include something then there will be a chance to delete also. An MP talking very arrogantly and threatening is not at all acceptable. If somebody feels that the change is not acceptable they should debate as required.
    But my personal opinion is changing the constitution should be above all politics and if necessary a committee with experts can be formed to review the point and make a suggestion to the government as deemed fit. Then only it should go for amendment to Parliament.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #633053
    Partha, do you really think that amending and changing is the same? The Indian Constitution can be amended without changing the basic fabric. But an effort to change the basic structure is totally different and need to be looked into.
    'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it'. - Aristotle.

  • #633157
    Mr. Saji Ganesh: Sir, a person (like me) who writes poor English may think 'amendment' and 'change' are same. Cambridge English Dictionary says that 'amendment' means 'a change or changes made to the words of a text'. However, I used this word because the Hon'ble MP had used this word as quoted by ANI.

    But here, I wanted to mention another word 'bloodbath' also. Can those who worship Mohandas Gandhi threaten bloodbath?

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #633199
    Mr Partha, Sir, I don't think I need to explain any further. If you have something against the Indian Constitution, be straight and to the point and if, as usual, you have something against the Mahatma, be straight then also. You can always touch your nose straight, but then it requires some courage of conviction.
    'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it'. - Aristotle.

  • #633201
    Is this thread relating to Mohandas Gandhi? "and if, as usual, you have something against the Mahatma, be straight then also."-Why this? I said why does a worshipper of Mohandas Gandhi threaten bloodshed? Did I say I have something against the Constitution? My thread is against the hypocrisy of some leaders-if you did not understand.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.


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