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Re: Socialism and the Indian Constitution



Socialism was put into the preamble by Indira Gandhi's notorious amendment
during the Emergency.   From there and for that reason it needs to go.
Socialism as a concept valuable for India is another thing.    Orwell for
example was a socialist whom all liberals do respect.  SR.
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From: antony@tm.net.my <antony@tm.net.my>
To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 12:03
Subject: Re: Sanjeev's allergy to the word 'socialism'


>KS wrote:
>
>    2. As important as policy is the transition to the new state of the
>political economy. There is the process of adapting the present
>instituitions, policies, and programmes to suit the new policy. First, we
>should forge new instituitions, policies, and programmes that serve the
>objectives of both efficiency and equity - these represent missed
>opprotunites of a nation which is pulling itself up by the bootstraps.
>
>I agree with KS that this is a very important aspect of a successful
policy
>shift. Shouldn't we brainstorm this issue as well?
>
>Antony
>
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