INDIAN CONSTITUTION UNDER THREAT SINCE THE DAY BJP TOOK POWER AT THE CENTRE
Opposition parties in the state criticised the BJP-led union government at the Centre and the AIADMK government in the state, at the conference organised by the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi on Sunday, and the need to safeguard the constitution and fundamental rights from fascist forces.
The conference adopted the resolution stating that the Indian Constitution has been facing a great threat since day-one after the BJP government assumed power at the Centre. They stressed on the need to defeat the attempt to impose a single suffocating ideology.
Addressing the conference held here on Sunday, Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy invited secular forces to unite to defeat the BJP government at the centre.
National president of Indian Union Muslim Leauge IUML KM Kader Mohideen alleged that there was an ideological war with ‘manu dharma’ and equality.
CPI state secretary R Mutharasan accused that the union government of acting against the constitution as well as the parliament. “Narendra Dabholkar, Kalburgi and Gowri Lankesh were killed for opposing manu dharma. All the leaders at this stage are also opposing the same. Will you kill all of us for the same reason,” Mutharasan asked.
MDMK general secretary Vaiko spoke against withdrawing article 370 of the Indian constitution that gives autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.
MMK president MN Jawahirullah headed the conference in which Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary S Hyder Ali, Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani, DMK deputy general secretary V P Duraisamy, TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar, VCK leader Thirumavalavan and DMK MLA KN Nehru also spoke.
Another resolution accused the BJP-led government of depriving the rights of people in the country on their choice of food and culture. The conference also adopted the resolution to mobilise like-minded secular forces to safeguard the constitution from fascist forces.
Another resolution demanded the election commission to reintroduce the ballot paper system for the 2019 general elections.
The conference also stressed on the need to safeguarding the rights of every state, as almost all the rights vested with the states have gradually been snatched by the governors.
The resolutions also included revoking the triple-talaq ordinance, opposing hydrocarbon extraction process in delta regions and condemning the state governments for not taking any actions against cow vigilantes.