Mumbai: Under the scanner of various investigating agencies, the right-wing Sanatan Sanstha on Monday demanded that the word ‘secular’ be removed from the Indian Constitution. Sanstha spokesperson Chetan Rajhans said the words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ were added in the Constitution by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. “So, if there is a provision to add words, these can also be removed by the same provisions,” he told a media conference in Mumbai.
Facing a barrage of questions, Rajhans said that the issue is “nothing new” and that the organization has been demanding this for long through constitutional means. Although Sanstha as well as another outfit, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, are currently facing the heat of various investigating agencies, Rajhans said none of the two was involved in any terror activity. (IANS)