On Thursday, Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, sharply criticized by the BJP, accused the Sangh Parivar of treating Muslims and Christians as “enemies of the nation” and encouraged everyone to band together to oppose such divisive measures.
According to Vijayan, the Constitution, which is the best tool for combating prejudice based on religion and caste, is currently under threat. He said that the RSS and the Sangh Parivar explicitly stated that they wanted to transform India into a “Hindu Rashtra.”
Additionally, he charged that the party in charge at the Center was a member of a political movement that did not support the freedom movement. After launching the Constitution Protection Conference and Secular Meet, he spoke and said that BJP is attacking the fundamental foundations of our country, its democracy, and the Constitution.
Vijayan stated during his remarks at the occasion that everything would be lost if the Constitution were to be overturned, from a person’s dignity to the nation’s sovereignty.
The BJP responded by claiming that the CM has no moral authority to speak anything about the Constitution. K Surendran claimed that Vijayan does not place any value on the Constitution and that he “whitewashes” extremist and terrorist groups.
The Kerala chief minister also asserted that there were attempts to alter history in addition to attacks on the Constitution.
He gave two instances of this: the labeling of Mahatma Gandhi’s murder as a “death” and the claims from some places that B. R. Ambedkar was not involved in the Constitution’s drafting.
In addition, he claimed that Muslims are referred to be the reverse of Hindus in several regions of the nation. Vijayan asserted that Dalits and indigenous peoples were also threatened, assaulted, and taken advantage of throughout the country in addition to religious minorities.
The Constitution should be protected from attacks on it and the principles it upholds since it was one of the finest tools available to combat caste prejudice and religious intolerance.
He further said that those tasked with defending the Constitution were endangering it. People who swore allegiance to the Constitution were expressing harmful opinions against it.
Even those in the highest constitutional positions, according to Vijayan, were making comments that may undermine constitutional principles