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Does the BJP really need a new Constitution?

While in the presidential system, like in the US, the executive faces assessment every two years, in the parliamentary system, the executive is, in principle, held accountable on a daily basis


Bharat Bhushan New Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) preference for a new Constitution, favouring a presidential form of government for India, is well-known. Recently, the debate about the "need" to change the Constitution has been revived by the publication of two articles by public intellectuals aligned with the party/government.

The Director of the India Foundation has argued for a presidential system. Another article by a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (which has since distanced itself from his views) argues that established Constitutional truths must be revisited and tested for their efficacy. Seemingly occasioned by the 77th Independence Day
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First Published: Aug 21 2023 | 11:23 AM IST

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