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Needs overwhelming majority to change Constitution: BJP candidate

Needs overwhelming majority to change Constitution: BJP candidate

Nagaur/ Rajasthan: The BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Rajasthan’s Nagaur on Tuesday claimed that the saffron party requires ‘overwhelming majority’ in the upcoming polls to change the country’s Constitution, Scroll reported.

Footage showing Jyoti Mirdha making the comments stirred up a controversy with the Opposition leaders including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor calling out her statement.

‘Several tough decisions need to be taken in the country’s interest and for that we have to make constitutional amendments,’ Mirdha was quoted as saying, adding ‘If we have to make amendments in the Constitution, many of you would know that we need the nod of both Houses of Parliament, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.’

Jyoti Mirdha further said that nevertheless the BJP and NDA have massive mandate, they still lack majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Earlier last month BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde from Karnataka called for voters to give the BJP a two-thirds majority in the Lok Sabha polls, in order to amend the constitution to remove the “unnecessary laws introduced to subjugate the Hindu community”.

The Congress responded to Mirdha’s comments saying that the BJP and PM Modi hate the Constitution and democracy, according to Scroll.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said in a tweet on Tuesday said “After Anant Hegde let the cat out of the bag, BJP leaders hastily stuffed it back in and dropped him from their candidate list,’ adding ‘Now another BJP candidate openly says the BJP’s aim is to change the Constitution. How many more candidates can the BJP disavow for revealing the truth?’

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