Delhi government has apologised for what it said was an error for missing words in its advertisement published in English newspapers on the Constitution Day celebrations on Thursday.
A statement from the government said that the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, had taken stern view of this error.
It said, ‘Words – Socialist and Secular are erroneously missing from the text published in the English advertisement. The Chief Minister has taken a stern view of the matter and has directed the Director of Information and Publicity to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within four days.”
The Director has been asked to ascertain how such important components of the Preamble of the Constitution went missing from the text.
The inquiry will focus on whether some mischief was involved in this matter.
The two words were not a part of the original Preamble of the Constitution but were introduced through the 42nd Constitution Amendment Act in 1976.