Pinarayi Vijayan seeks support of 11 states against CAA
Galatta | 06:14 PM
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to 11 other chief ministers in the nation seeking their support against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
"Wrote to 11 Chief Ministers requesting intervention on CAA," tweeted the chief minister of Kerala, who was also the first to declare that Kerala will be blocking the NPR/NCR and will not be building detention camps. "Why do we resist? CAA is fundamentally discriminatory in nature & is antithetical to our constitutional values," reads the tweet. We are in this together, reminds Vijayan, and adds, 'It is all or none'.
Wrote to 11 Chief Ministers requesting intervention on CAA.
Why we resist?
CAA is fundamentally discriminatory in nature & is antithetical to our constitutional values.
Why is it important?
Equality is paramount
Why we should?
We are in this together.
It is all or none. pic.twitter.com/pSGTR5NhqC— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) January 3, 2020
The letter itself carried Pinarayi Vijayan's insignia and the counterparts who received the letter were tagged in the tweet. Pinarayi has reportedly sent the letter seeking solidarity to West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand's Hemant Soren, Punjab's Captain Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot, Andhra Pradesh's Jagan Mohan Reddy, Odisha's Naveen Patnaik were all tagged in the tweet
Meanwhile, MK Stalin and other senior leaders of the Opposition met the Speaker, seeking a resolution against CAA. The team comprised Saidapet MLA M Subramanian, Madhavaram MLA S Sudarsanam, Harbour MLA Sekar Babu and Sholinganallur MLA S Arvind Ramesh. On Tuesday, Stalin had welcomed the resolution passed in the Kerala Assembly.
The Tamil Nadu Assembly is to meet on January 6 and is expected to have the session for 5 days.