Thiruvananthapuram: Amid widespread criticism over his anti-constitutional remarks , Kerala Minister for Fisheries and Culture and CPM leader Saji Cheriyan, has resigned from the state cabinet.
On Tuesday, the CPM leader made insulting remarks against the Constitution, saying it has been made at the behest of the British to plunder the people of the country.
Cheriyan, a blue-eyed boy of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said that the Constitution condones exploitation and was written in a way helping to plunder people of the nation and exploit the resources He was speaking at a political programme at Mallappally, in Pathanamthitta district.
“We all say that we have a beautifully written Constitution. But, I would say, the Constitution is written in such a way that it can be used to plunder the people of the country. I can say it anywhere,” Cheriyan said.
“The Indian Constitution is not fair to the working class as there is no protection for them and instead of that some ‘stupid’ and ‘silly’ (used Malayalam colloquial words like ‘kunthem’ and ‘kudachakrem’) things like secularism and democracy are written in it.
Saji has also insulted Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar by mocking his role as the architect of the Constitution. “The Constitution was written by an Indian at the behest of the British. It’s something which one allows for loot and nothing there for the labour,” Cherian added.
Hours after stirring the controversy, Saji expressed his regret at the state Assembly and said that he respects the constitution but said that his comments are being twisted. Instead of taking action against the minister, CPM has extended its support to Saji Cheriyan.