Pinarayi Writes to 11 CMs, Urges Them to Unite Against CAA

The letter comes days after the Kerala assembly passed a resolution to repeal the controversial law.

Thiruvananthapuram: Days after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution to repeal the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to his counterparts in 11 states on the need to save secularism and democracy.

In a letter to the chief ministers, including Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal, Vijayan said, “Apprehensions have arisen among large sections of our society consequent to the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.”

“The need of the hour is unity among all Indians who wish to protect and preserve our cherished values of democracy and secularism”, he said.

The Kerala assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding the scrapping of CAA, amid raging countrywide protests against the legislation.

The ruling CPI(M)-LDF and the opposition Congress-led UDF supported the resolution, while the BJP’s lone MLA and former Union minister O. Rajagopal’s was the only dissenting voice against the resolution, which was passed during a one-day special session.