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Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi included the terms 'Secular' and 'Socialist' in the Preamble of the Constitution of India.

How was this amendment made?


A
The amendment was passed with no intimation to any other organ. 
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B
The amendment was passed through the Parliament.
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C
The amendment was passed through the state legislative assemblies.
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D
The amendment was passed directly through the President.
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Solution

The correct option is B The amendment was passed through the Parliament.
The 42nd Amendment included the terms "Secular" and "Socialist" in the Preamble of the Constitution. The political executive cannot pass an amendment on its own. The authority to amend the constitution lies with the Parliament of India. 

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