Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party led government is again facing a stiff row with it’s ally Shiv Sena as it wants the words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India.
“Removing the words socialist and secular is not controversy but the feeling of crores of Indians,” Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said. He even went on to say that many of the Indians want the words to be removed as the country belongs to Hindus. “The country is of Hindus and belongs to them. People of all religions can live in India but Hindus will dominate,” he said.
The controversy began after the government on Republic Day published an advertisement which had the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ missing from an excerpt of the Preamble.