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Kerala Minister Saji Cheriyan resigns over anti-Constitution remarks

Kerala Minister Saji Cheriyan resigns over anti-Constitution remarks

Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (UNI) Kerala Fisheries and Culture Minister Saji Cheriyan who courted a controversy after making anti-Constition remarks, handed over his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Wednesday.
Earlier this day, the Kerala Assembly was adjourned after the Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) members disrupted the proceedings in protest against the anti-Constitution remakrs by the Minister.
Demanding the resignation of the Minister, the Opposition members disrupted the Question Hour and the Zero Hour alleging that the Minister has no moral right to continue in the House.
On Monday last, Minister Saji Cheriyan, disparaging the Constitution, said the Indian Constitution allows looting of people and exploition of labourers.
Addressing a weekly political observation programme at Mallappally in Pathanamthitta, the Minister said Indians wrote the Constitution that was dictated by the British.
"As part of implementing it for the last 75 years, if anyone speaks, I will not agree with them. I will say that this beautiful Constitution allows looting of the people and labourers."
Though words like secularism and democracy are written in the Constitution, it ultimately intends exploitation of common people, he said.
"India is a country that does not even accept workers' strike. That is because of the Constitution."
"The governance structure that condones labor exploitation. That is the reason why Ambani and Adani have grown and they were given protection by the Indian Constitution. How many labours can protest against them ?" he asked.
"The court and the parliament are all with the capitalists. The fact that people like Modi takes decisions in favor of the capitalists is a proof that the Indian Constitution is with them."
"Labours cannot ask for fair wages. Even if they go to court, the decision will be in favor of the capitalists. Labours are being blamed for all problems in the country. If they approach the court, it will ask why they conduct strike," the Minister said.

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