In the editorial, he made a reference to the remarks of Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde about changing it.
New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Thursday accused the Modi government of trying to change the Constitution and said any effort to “weaken” it must be resisted.
He alleged the BJP and RSS adhered to Hindutva ideology which is “inimical” to the basic values of the Constitution.
In an editorial in party organ Peoples’ Democracy, Prakash Karat said, “The threat to the basic postulates of the Constitution emanates from the very people who are now entrusted with the task of upholding the Constitution and working its institutions.
“The ruling BJP-RSS combine adheres to the Hindutva ideology which is inimical to the basic values of the Constitution. The RSS and its ideologues have never hidden their contempt for the Constitution.”
Mr Karat alleged that ever since the BJP came to power, ministers and those holding key positions in various state-run institutions have been talking about changing the key document.
In the editorial, he made a reference to the remarks of Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde about changing it. Mr Hegde had, however, said if someone was hurt by his remarks about the Constitution and about secularism, he had no hesitation in tendering his apology.