ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sweeping Changes

Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 400 038 Grams Econweekly Editor Krishna Raj Associate Editor Rajani X Desai Assistant Editor M S Prabhakar Editorial Staff Colin de Souza, K Vijayakumar Manager J K Thakkar Advertisement Manager R Venkiteswaran Sweeping Changes ON Wednesday this week the Law Minister introduced the Constitution (44th Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha. The title of the bill is a misnomer, for what it seeks to do is not to so much amend this or that part of the Constitution as effectively to revamp it. The changes proposed in the bill cover as many as 59 provisions of the Constitution; more important, many of these changes are so far-teaching as to fundamentally alter the relative positions of the parliament, the executive and the judiciary; of the Union and the states; and oi the citizen and the State. Such sweeping changes are to be considered and enacted by a parliament whose regular five-year term hits expired.

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