Mini Constitution42nd amendment is called a mini-constitution
Why the 42nd Amendment of Indian Constitution is also known as Mini Constitution?
42nd amendment was the only amendment that attempted to change the Basic structure of Constitution. It attempted to reduce the power of the Supreme Court and High Courts to pronounce upon the constitutional validity of laws. It laid down the Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens to the nation. This amendment brought about the most widespread changes to the Constitution in its history, and is sometimes called a "mini-Constitution" or the "Constitution of Indira".