Consider the following statements:
- Bill that seeks constitutional amendment can be subjected to judicial review
- Bill that seeks to change a union territory to full-fledged state requires constitutional amendment
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Both are correct statements
First statement is correct. The Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharati case (1973) said that Constitutional amendment can be challenged on the grounds that it violates a fundamental right that forms a part of basic structure of the constitution. Second statement is also correct. In recent years, there has been continuous demand for Delhi to be granted statehood; for this to happen, Parliament needs to amend the Government of National Capital Territory Act.
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