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Centre says no proposal to bring any change to Article 371 (A)


DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 19 (MExN): Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy today stated that there is no proposal to bring about any change to Articles 371(2) and Articles 371(A) to 371(I) of the Constitution of India. 


The Minister said this in reply to a starred question raised by Congress MP, Manish Tiwary during the Winter Session of the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on November 19. 


Tiwary had asked the stand of the Government on Article 371(2) and Articles 371(a) to 371(I) of the Constitution of India.
The specified three constitutional provisions relate to special provisions for the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and establishment of a Central University in Andhra Pradesh.


The Congress MP also queried on the number of Articles/Schedules inserted into the Constitution through various Constitutional orders by the President exercising authority under various Articles of the Indian Constitution; the details of all such Constitutional Provisions and schedules along with the various mechanisms through which they were inserted into the Constitution; and the stand of the Government on the validity of these Constitutional insertions that have not followed the amending process outlined in Article 368 of the Indian Constitution.


To the latter three queries, the Union Minister replied that “information is being collected,” according to a press communiqué from the Ministry of Home Affairs. 
 

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