Union Home Minister and Deputy Leader of the BJP in Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Dr. Ambedkar, the principle architect of the Constitution didn't find it necessary to insert 'Socialist' and 'Secular' words in the Preamble as he felt it's already in our basic nature adding that secular is the most misused word in Indian politics.
CPI on Thursday condemned Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's "pernicious" proposal for a debate on the relevance of words 'socialist' and 'secular' in the preamble of the Constitution, saying this is a "well planned concerted attack" on the secular character of the nation.
The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".
Taking strong exception to deletion of words 'secular' and 'socialist' on an advertisement issued by the Centre that carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution, Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that it is "unfortunate" and would give out a wrong message to the world.
A row erupted on Tuesday over a Republic Day advertisement issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution as it appeared before the 42nd Amendment, without the words 'secular' and 'socialist'.