'Indian constitution can exploit people', says Kerala Minister Saji Cheriyan

Cherian, a two-time legislator from the Chengannur Assembly constituency in Alappuzha district said this while taking part in a CPI-M party meeting

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 03:01 PM IST
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Kerala Minister for Fisheries and Culture and CPI-M leader Saji Cherian on Tuesday criticised the Indian constitution saying that it can exploit people. His remarks irked retired Kerala High Court judge B.Kemal Pasha and the latter asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the Cherian's resignation.

Cherian, a two-time legislator from the Chengannur Assembly constituency in Alappuzha district while taking part in a CPI-M party meeting at Pathanamthitta, said, "Indian constitution can exploit people."

"British prepared it, Indians wrote it and implemented it. It's been 75 years. India wrote a beautiful constitution that can be used to loot," the CPIM leader said.

"In that constitution there are few places that have references to secularism, democracy but it can be exploited," Cherian added.

He slammed the judiciary and said, "In labour cases the courts are favourable to the business people and that's what has helped the Adanis and Ambanis."

Criticising the minister, Pasha said, "What he said is a violation of the oath that he has taken and Vijayan should ask for his resignation."

Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan said, "What Cherian said is not acceptable and Vijayan should ask for his resignation.

"If Vijayan does not act, we will seek legal recourse," said Satheesan.

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