The four-km-long Constitution Bachao Nyaya Yatra was taken out on Wednesday on the call of Congress in Bhopal against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC. Addressing it, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that the way citizenship law has been brought, the rights and future of common citizens are in danger. It will be opposed till the last breath.
The Congress’ Nyay Yatra began at the Roshanpura intersection in Bhopal and concluded with a wreath at the Gandhi statue at Minto Hall. The stage was erected at the Roshanpura intersection, at which Congress leaders were also present along with various religious leaders and several communist leaders.
Identity of the country through constitution and culture
Kamal Nath said in his address that the country is identified by our constitution and culture. It keeps countries and religions connected. The attack on the Constitution today is not only on the Constitution, but on every citizen.
BJP speaks something inside Parliament, outside
Without naming the BJP and its leaders, Kamal Nath said that they say something outside Parliament and outside. They are doing politics of misleading. They will fight till the last breath against the law they have brought. We want to hand over the future to a country that our ancestors and constitution makers had entrusted to us.
Congress is not worried about what it wrote in CAA
After the completion of the Nyay Yatra, Chief Minister Kamal Nath again said that no such law will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh which will be anti-constitution, society, religion or public. The Congress is concerned not with what is written in the citizenship law and NRC, but by what is not written. The government’s goal is its concern. It is not a concern about its use, but a worry of misuse.
This was not a ‘constitution crisis march’
On the question of BJP terming the Congress’ Nyaya Yatra as’ Constitution Sankat Yatra ‘, Kamal Nath said that it was not a crisis march. The Congress party’s concern is with the intention of the central government. The government has set its target under the table. He has written in it what is in the law, but has not clarified what will not be in it. The Congress and our allies have come forward to defend the Constitution.
Not with NRC on NPR support
On the question of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah advising those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC to read its provisions first, Kamal Nath said that Modi and Shah consider us all illiterate? They are misleading the public. On the question of replacing the NRC with the National Population Register (NPR), the Chief Minister said that even the Congress wanted it, but bringing NRC with it questions the intention of the government.