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New constitution for India

India is in need of a new constitution. The problems faced by India are plenty and they cannot be solved by amendments.

1) India should be a federation. The boundaries of states must be fixed after considering all demands for new states and border disputes. At present there are demands for Telangana, Gorkhaland, Harit Pradesh, Bundelkhand, Rohilkhand, Mithilanchal, Poorvanchal, Coorg, Kutch, Meru Pradesh and Bodoland. There are disputes about Belgaum and Kasargod. Every state should have its own capital. One city cannot be capital of two or more states.

2) India should have presidential system of democracy. President must be elected by MPs and Governors must be elected by MLAs. Parliamentary system is good when there is two party system. India has many parties and coalition governments at centre and states do not function effectively. Even price rise is blamed on coalition.

3) Parliament must be single house. States should have only Legislative Assemblies, not Legislative Councils.

4) States should have more powers. All powers except civil and penal codes, currency, communications, defence and external affairs may be given to states.

5) Right to property shall be a fundamental right. Farmers and others who do not want to sell their land or property to SEZs or companies should be able to hold on to their land and property and there shall be no acquisition by state.

6) There shall be no reservation on the basis of class, caste, tribe or gender in government jobs, government educational institutions, Parliament, Legislative Assemblies, urban, rural and other local bodies.

7) Supreme Court judges shall be appointed by President after approval by Parliament and High Court judges shall be shall be appointed by Governor after approval by Legislative Assemblies. Removal of Supreme Court judges shall be by Parliament and High Court judges shall be by Legislative Assemblies.

8) Constitutional amendments must be approved by three fourths of Legislative Assemblies.

India will soon complete 61 years as a republic. What was good in 1950 is not good in 2011 in spite of repeated amendments, many of which were unnecessary.

Colonial legacy and foreign things

On 2/4/2010 Jairam Ramesh took off his convocation gown and described it barbaric colonial legacy. It is colonial legacy but not barbaric but since he called it barbaric it seems for him all colonial legacy is barbaric.
India has lot of colonial legacy. What India today is colonial legacy. Should we disband the Republic of India and go back to the times before the British, the French and the Portuguese came and have many kingdoms?
The parliamentary system of democracy we follow is a colonial legacy.
Jairam Ramesh speaks English. English is a colonial legacy.
Printing press, newspapers, trains, cars, buses, trucks, post, telegraph, telephone, planes and radio are colonial legacies.
The judicial system we follow is a colonial legacy.
Congress, the party of which Jairam Ramesh is a member, is a colonial legacy.
There are people who are opposed to everything that is foreign. Many things are foreign but not colonial legacy.
TV, computer and many things we use today are foreign. Many things we consider Indian today were foreign at one time. Sanskrit was foreign. Roses and potatoes were foreign.
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