Thrissur, Jan 14: Maintaining a steady opposition, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday lambasted the Narendra Modi government for it's resolve to implement the Constitution (Amendment) Act and alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was implementing it's agenda of a religion-based nation, by continuously rejecting the secular credentials enshrined in the Constitution.
Addressing a Constitution Protection rally, organised by the Left Democratic Front at Thekinkadu Maidan here, the Chief Minister said the recent laws and moves were part of the agenda promoted by the RSS, to portray minorities as enemies of the nation.
Stating that Kerala has set a model for the rest of the country by coming united against the CAA, Mr Vijayan said only joint struggles cutting across party lines would have the power to defeat the divisive agenda of the Modi government at the Centre.
Asserting that his government would never implement the CAA, he said India has a tradition of welcoming people of all religions.
The preamble of the Indian Constitution is very clear about the equality to all religions. The present move by the Centre is anti-constitutional and hurting the sentiments of a particular section, he added. People and the youth have realised the gravity of the situation and that is why, a countrywide protests are seen everywhere, including the University campuses.
Kerala has become a model to the rest of the country by passing a resolution in the state Assembly, voicing the concern of the government and people to the Act.
He said a Legislative Assembly has all the right to pass such a resolution to voice its opposition to a bill which is aimed at breaking the secular fabric of the country.
He regretted that Congress in Kerala is not giving whole-hearted support to the stand taken by the LDF in opposing the Bill. (UNI)