Controversy

Preamble politics

Print edition : March 06, 2015

Members of the Union Cabinet signing copies of the new Constitution of India at the final session of the Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950. From right, Jairamdas Daulatram, Minister for Food and Agriculture; Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Health Minister; Dr John Mathai, Finance Minister; and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Deputy Prime Minister. Labour Minister Jagjivan Ram is behind Patel. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A replica of the Preamble to the Constituion of India, a prized possession of the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Law College, Andhra University. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

There are rising concerns about a possible amendment to the Preamble to the Constitution to delete the words “socialism” and “secularism”.
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