A few days after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote letter to 11 state non-chief ministers asking them to take similar steps against the controversial law and pitching for unity to protect democracy and secularism.
In a letter to 11 chief ministers, including Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal, Vijayan said, “Apprehensions have arisen among large sections of our society consequent to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.”
Kerala CM writes to CM’s of Jharkhand, West Bengal,Delhi,Maharashtra, Bihar,Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh,Punjab,Rajasthan,& Odisha. Saying,”states, which have opinion that CAA should be repealed can consider similar steps (Kerala Assembly’s resolution against CAA)”.
— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2020
“The need of the hour is unity among all Indians who wish to protect and preserve our cherished values of democracy and secularism.
“People from various cross sections of the society irrespective of any difference they might have, need to stand united in preserving the basic tenets of our polity which form the cornerstone of Indian democracy,” he said in his letter.