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Re: [IndiaPolicy] THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2004

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  • Ram Karan
    The people of India choose to adopt socialist pattern of economic development. The craze is now for full freedom of all sorts. A majority of people are poor
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 29, 2004
      The people of India choose to adopt socialist pattern of economic development. The craze is now for full freedom of all sorts. A majority of people are poor and does not have sufficient means of employment. Ensuring employment to such a large number of people is really a challenging task and seems to be impossible in a totally free economy. The reason is well clear that free economy result in a capitalistic system which have the inbuilt tendency to concentrate and divert scarce economic resources most of the times in unproductve luxurious pursuits. One has to choose between facilitation of atleast two times meal for all and luxurious comforts for few. Indian economy is passing through a peculiar type of experiment with the free market system and diluted controls in the economy. An impartial Commitee may be constituted to assess the net impact of recent policy changes on the Indian economy. Deleting a word or set of words from Constitution may not bring in intended results in the
      presence of complex nature of economic problems being faced by the people. Sudden changes may prove to be very disastrous and may result in unwanted revolutionary agitations on part of the people. India needs a judicious mix of diffrent approaches till none is left below poverty line.

      Sincerly,

      Ram Karan
      30-8-2004

      Sanjeev Sabhlok <sanjeev@...> wrote:
      Dear Friends,
      A draft is placed at: http://liberalpartyofindia.org/policy/bill-1.html
      Please vet.
      Regards,
      Sanjeev

      Text version:

      TO BE INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA
      THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2004
      By SHRI SHARAD JOSHI, M.P.
      A BILL further to amend the Constitution of India.

      BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fifty Year of the Republic of
      India as follows:�

      1. This Act may be called the Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2004.

      2. In the Preamble of the Constitution, in the first paragraph, the
      following word shall be deleted, namely:�

      �Socialist�

      Short title: Amendment of the Preamble.

      TO BE INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA

      STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
      The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution of India, imposed in 1976, made
      India �into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic". This is a
      basic infringement on the freedoms of Indian people to chose their own
      economic system as per their volition. Events since 1991 have made a
      mockery of this gratuitous imposition on Indian rights. It is time to bury
      this impropriety once and for all.

      The Bill accordingly seeks to amend the Constitution.

      NEW DELHI
      SHARAD JOSHI
      � September, 2004.

      FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM
      The Bill if enacted will not involve any expenditure.

      ANNEXURE
      EXTRACT FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
      We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into
      a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic and to secure to all
      its citizens:
      Justice, social, economic and political; Liberty of thought, expression,
      belief, faith and worship;
      Equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all.
      Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and
      integrity of the Nation; in our constituent assembly this twenty-sixth of
      November, 1949, do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this
      Constitution.








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    • ashish_hanwadikar@yahoo.com
      Mr. Ram Karan do you think people, whose properties were appropriated by Indira Gandhi s Govt. in the name of Nationalism, choose to have socialism? If they
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 30, 2004
        Mr. Ram Karan do you think people, whose properties were appropriated
        by Indira Gandhi's Govt. in the name of Nationalism, choose to have
        socialism? If they indeed "choose" to have socialism why was force
        necessary to take their property.

        Oh, I see. You mean to say MOST of the people chose to adopt
        socialistic pattern of economic "development". Indeed, according to
        same logic a village can "choose" to make a widow sati. You see, in
        socialism people have freedom to choose for others. What a craze!

        According to you, in Capitalism there is engagement by rich in
        unproductive luxuries. But isn't engagement in luxuries create
        employment for poor? When a rich person throws a huge expensive
        marriage party, doesn't that give employment to others? Can you
        please explain us how poor people engaging in productive activities
        can generate employment for others?

        Also, I would like to remind that resources are created by human
        beings and are not available naturally. Even water has to filtered to
        make it potable. Forest has to be cut in order to make land
        hospitable for human beings. There is no fixed set of resources
        available that can be "diverted". Thus, there is no choice between
        luxurious pursuits for a few and two square meals for all.

        Even communist china is going towards more economic freedom. Can't we
        learn something from others?

        Ashish
        http://ashishniti.blotspot.com/




        --- In IndiaPolicy@yahoogroups.com, Ram Karan <krnrajaji@y...> wrote:
        > The people of India choose to adopt socialist pattern of economic
        development. The craze is now for full freedom of all sorts. A
        majority of people are poor and does not have sufficient means of
        employment. Ensuring employment to such a large number of people is
        really a challenging task and seems to be impossible in a totally
        free economy. The reason is well clear that free economy result in a
        capitalistic system which have the inbuilt tendency to concentrate
        and divert scarce economic resources most of the times in
        unproductve luxurious pursuits. One has to choose between
        facilitation of atleast two times meal for all and luxurious comforts
        for few. Indian economy is passing through a peculiar type of
        experiment with the free market system and diluted controls in the
        economy. An impartial Commitee may be constituted to assess the net
        impact of recent policy changes on the Indian economy. Deleting a
        word or set of words from Constitution may not bring in intended
        results in the
        > presence of complex nature of economic problems being faced by the
        people. Sudden changes may prove to be very disastrous and may result
        in unwanted revolutionary agitations on part of the people. India
        needs a judicious mix of diffrent approaches till none is left below
        poverty line.
        >
        > Sincerly,
        >
        > Ram Karan
        > 30-8-2004
        >
        > Sanjeev Sabhlok <sanjeev@s...> wrote:
        > Dear Friends,
        > A draft is placed at: http://liberalpartyofindia.org/policy/bill-
        1.html
        > Please vet.
        > Regards,
        > Sanjeev
        >
        > Text version:
        >
        > TO BE INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA
        > THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2004
        > By SHRI SHARAD JOSHI, M.P.
        > A BILL further to amend the Constitution of India.
        >
        > BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fifty Year of the Republic
        of
        > India as follows:—
        >
        > 1. This Act may be called the Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2004.
        >
        > 2. In the Preamble of the Constitution, in the first paragraph, the
        > following word shall be deleted, namely:—
        >
        > "Socialist"
        >
        > Short title: Amendment of the Preamble.
        >
        > TO BE INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA
        >
        > STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
        > The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution of India, imposed in 1976,
        made
        > India "into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic".
        This is a
        > basic infringement on the freedoms of Indian people to chose their
        own
        > economic system as per their volition. Events since 1991 have made a
        > mockery of this gratuitous imposition on Indian rights. It is time
        to bury
        > this impropriety once and for all.
        >
        > The Bill accordingly seeks to amend the Constitution.
        >
        > NEW DELHI
        > SHARAD JOSHI
        > … September, 2004.
        >
        > FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM
        > The Bill if enacted will not involve any expenditure.
        >
        > ANNEXURE
        > EXTRACT FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
        > We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute
        India into
        > a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic and to secure
        to all
        > its citizens:
        > Justice, social, economic and political; Liberty of thought,
        expression,
        > belief, faith and worship;
        > Equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them
        all.
        > Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and
        > integrity of the Nation; in our constituent assembly this twenty-
        sixth of
        > November, 1949, do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this
        > Constitution.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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