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Congress sends a copy of the Constitution to PM Modi

“Dear PM, The Constitution is reaching you soon,” the party tweeted along with the snapshot of an amazon receipt. Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia

“Dear PM, The Constitution is reaching you soon,” the party tweeted along with the snapshot of an amazon receipt. Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia  

"When you get time off from dividing the country, please do read it," the Congress said

On the occasion of the Republic Day, the Congress sent a copy of the Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. It also took a pot shot at him in a tweet: “When you get time off from dividing the country, please do read it.”

Congress social media in-charge Rohan Gupta said that the party would also send copies of the Constitution to the BJP Chief Ministers. The party posted several tweets on its official Twitter handle, alleging that the government was subverting the Constitution.

“Dear PM, The Constitution is reaching you soon. When you get time off from dividing the country, please do read it. Regards, Congress,” read a tweet with the snapshot of an Amazon receipt, according to which the copy was being dispatched.

Mr. Gupta said the party took the decision because Mr. Modi’s actions showed he had not read the Constitution yet. “We are convinced that he could not have brought in laws like the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, had he read the Constitution. Our Constitution is the basic difference between India and Pakistan. And as the main Opposition party, it is our responsibility to ensure that the Constitution is not violated,” he told The Hindu.

In another tweet, the Congress said a lesson the BJP had failed to learn was that all persons — no matter their creed, caste or gender — were guaranteed equality before law under Article 14. “It is this Article that is completely violated by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.”

“It is important to remember that it is enshrined in our Constitution that all persons are protected from discrimination of any form. Therefore, any attempt to draft laws based on discrimination are unconstitutional,” it said.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi greeted the people on the occasion of the Republic Day. On Saturday, party president Sonia Gandhi urged the people to rise above personal prejudices and stand united to protect the Constitution and its values, which she alleged were being attacked through a “deep-rooted” conspiracy.

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