Mumbai: A united front of youth leaders across Opposition parties held a march in Mumbai under the banner of âSave the Constitutionâ. Fourteen parties, including Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Communists, participated in the rally. Youth leaders like Patidar leader Hardik Patel, Gujarat MLA Jigne-sh Mewani, Kanhaiya Kumar and others led the march.
âReligion is not in danger. An atmosphere is being created in this country in such a manner to pit Hindus against Muslims. The only thing that is in danger is our Consti-tution. The temple is not the issue. It is being made as an issue to hide the failures of this government. This (agitation for the Ram temple) is endangering the country and its Constitution,â said Mr Kumar, while addressing the rally.
Mr Patel also slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not raising the real issues that that important for the you-th. âThe manner in which this government is pressurising the Supreme Court, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other institutes clearly shows that they want to compromise Indiaâs Cons-titution. The temple is not the issue; drought in Maharashtra and farmersâ woes are actual problems. All this (the temple matter) is being hyped up to impact the Madhya Prad-esh and Rajasthan elections,â said Mr Patel.
State youth Congress president Satyajit Tambe said that the association of all youth organizations that are against the present fascist regime would continue even in the future and joint agitations would be held to expose the governmentâs âanti-constitutional and anti-youthâ policies. Â
Mr Mewani also attacked the BJP-led government in the Centre. âEvery youth must join hands to save our Constitution,â said Mr Mewani.
âDiscussions should be held on the Rafale deal, malnutrition in Jhark-hand, employment and d-emonetisation, not on bu-ilding Ram temples. When the BJP approaches with this issue, ask them about Achhe din (good times) and employment,â the MLA said.