People will survive if Constitution is protected, reject those against it, says CM

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Bengaluru, Feb 24: If Constitution is protected, people will survive, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Saturday, asking people to reject those who are against Constitution.

Inaugurating the Constitution and National Unity Conference held under the auspices of the State Social Welfare Department at the Bengaluru Palace Grounds, he said nobody would tolerate denigration of the Constitution.

Quoting one of the most respected former US President Abraham Lincoln, Siddaramaiah said people are the rightful masters of the Constitution and their duty is not to overthrow Constitution but overthrow and reject those who are against the Constitution.

The Chief Minister said the people who are against the Constitution are giving it negative propaganda as the Constitution clearly states freedom, equality and fraternity.

This propaganda has been going on since it came into effect on January 26, 1950. This should not be tolerated. If the Constitution is protected, we will all survive. Otherwise we will be in danger, he said.

Siddaramaiah said it is the responsibility of every government to eradicate inequality in the country. We are entering a society of contradictions.

In a society with social and economic inequality, political democracy can succeed only when it rests on the foundations of social democracy. Ambedkar had said that those who suffer from inequality will destroy the edifice of democracy. Eradication of social inequality is the responsibility of every government, he said.

If the Constitution to succeed, it is important to know in whose hands the power rests. The constitution will succeed if it is in the hands of those who are in favour of the constitution, equality and those who want to build a human society. If it is in the hands of those who are against the constitution, we have no survival, he said.

The Chief Minister said the power should be in the hands of those who are in favour of the constitution to fulfill the wishes of the constitution.

He said as part of the Amrita Mahotsava celebration of the adoption of the Constitution, a state-wide constitution awareness Jatha has been organized in the state to make people understand the preamble, aspirations of the Constitution from 26 January 2024.

The jatha has travelled through 31 districts and has informed the people about the purpose, inevitability and necessity of the constitution. He said that the National Unity Conference will be held for two days.

The Indian Constitution, authored by Dr B R Ambedkar, must be read by all citizens. The Constitution panel headed by Dr Ambedkar had studied the constitutions of several countries and drafted the constitution in such a way as to suggest solutions to the country's problems. The constitution of India is the greatest constitution.

The Chief Minister distributed prizes and mementos to Tumakuru, Davanagere, Mysore, Kodagu and Bellary districts for organizing the best activities.

State Legislative Council Chairman Basavaraja Horatti, Social Welfare Minister Dr HC Mahadevappa, Supreme Court Retired Justice Gopal Gowda, High Court Retired Justice Nagamohan Das, Minister Priyanka Kharge MLA Somasekar, Additional Chief Secretary Dr Shalini Rajneesh were present.





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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    This is true. From last 25 years there is no constitution in Gujarat.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    "The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India." --B. R. Ambedkar

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    For any govt their holy book is the constitution. Those who oppose this holy book are traitors and terrorists of the country and a severe sedition case should be slapped on them and sent to gallows. No religion, no gods, no Godesses or any other thing is illegal and void to replace constitution in people elected offices to be the basis of rule.

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    ..whom they are fooling..more than 100 times amended constitution to suit their needs as per their whim & will..During Emergency the Preamble and constitution amending clause itself, were changed by the 42nd Amendment, and new clauses stripped the Supreme Court of many of its powers and moved the political system toward parliamentary sovereignty. It curtailed democratic rights in the country, and gave sweeping powers to the Prime Minister's Office. The amendment gave Parliament unrestrained power to amend any parts of the Constitution, without judicial review.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    Oh Ranga, FYI, there is provision in the constitution itself for amendment if deemed necessary by strictly following proper procedure out lined in the constitution and agreed and scrutinized by govt, opposition and all the stake holders legally and officially. But you pass laws at midnight at odd unofficial hours gathering only Chaddi gangs in the parliament like thieves by video voice votes and passing on to president for making it into law unofficially, an unlawful law. Sadly the president doesn’t see the oppositions and other stake holders nod in that bill and that unlawful law is forced upon the people.

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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    Now who out of the space has come suddenly to destroy the constitution ? What benefit will he get ? Equality and fraternity , the keys components are missing from your ' book'.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    After 2014, I think the value of constitution has comedown . That what I believe.

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  • Arjun, India

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    So your minister wanted a independent country first tell him about constitution.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 24 2024

    FYI, congress has made India the independent secular country fighting single handedly from your British masters under whom you were the boot licking slave in Aug 15, 1947 but you have started creating divisions among society and people after now.

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