Don't tweak Constitution, Modi told

Don't tweak Constitution, Modi told

Veteran freedom fighter H S Doreswamy and senior Congress leader Prof B K Chandrashekar, in an open letter, have demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi should declare that the saffron party will not change the Constitution.

The duo want Modi and Joshi to declare that the words 'India' and 'Bharat' will not be changed to 'Hindustan,' that the words 'socialist secular' will not be deleted from the Constitution and Articles 29-30 (protection of minorities) will not be removed.

"If you fail to explicitly declare as increasingly expected by the people, we will be justified to conclude that you are bound by the founding concepts of Veer Savarkar, Golwalkar and Hedgewar of 'Hindustan' or 'Hindu Rashtra,'" the letter said. Joshi had prepared the BJP's 2014 election manifesto.

Lastly, the letter demands an explanation from Modi over his failure to create one crore jobs every year. "At least 5 lakh youth in Karnataka - both skilled and technically well-educated - expected benefit every year from your promise and voted for you. How will the BJP answer them now?" the letter says.

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