Saji Cheriyan must resign his MLA post: VD Satheesan


V D Satheesan | Photo: PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition led by Congress welcomed Saji Cheriyan’s resignation from the state cabinet over his controversial remark on the Constitution of India. Welcoming his resignation, Opposition leader VD Satheesan as well as well as other senior Congress leaders in Kerala said Cheriyan has not expressed any regret over his remarks nor has the CM, his party or the CPM Politburo indicated their stand on the speech.

Satheesan demanded that Cheriyan should resign from his MLA post and must be ready to render an apology for his statement.

"We sought the resignation because it was a dangerous stand he took through that speech. He was toeing the Sangh Parivar line. Why is CPM not taking any stand in this matter? The Congress party feels that he should also resign his MLA post," said Satheesan.

"The police case will continue as he did a criminal offence. He does not have any privilege. The CM should express his opinion about this incident. Why is he not responding to this controversy?" the LoP said.

KPCC chief K Sudhakaran said it was good that Cheriyan exited without much protest.

"Our Constitution is special as this is the only one which calls for unity in diversity. If this Constitution is weakened, then our country will be lost," he added.

PTI

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