A day after the Congress purportedly sent a copy of the Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi via Amazon, the party on Monday, 27 January, tweeted a screenshot of an Amazon receipt which said that the package is being returned “because it was refused at delivery address or the order was cancelled”.
“We tried, but Modi ji is not interested in the Constitution. Ab kare toh kare kya? (What do we do?)” the Congress tweeted along with the Amazon receipt.
Dear people of India,— Congress (@INCIndia) January 27, 2020
We tried, but Modi ji is just not interested in the Constitution.
Ab kare toh kare kya? pic.twitter.com/eRX6g0n0iA
On the occasion of the 71st Republic Day, the Congress sent a copy of the Constitution and took a dig at PM Modi saying, “When you get time off from dividing the country, please do read it.”
An Amazon receipt attached along with the tweet showed the payment method as “pay on delivery” and billing address as “E Block, E Block, Central Secretariat” in Delhi. The Congress’ dig came amid protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act across the country, with many parties and groups saying that the new legislation is unconstitutional.
‘Article 14 Completely Violated by CAA’
The Opposition party posted several other tweets on its official Twitter handle, alleging that the government was subverting the Constitution. It tweeted the videos of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reading the Preamble from a protest assembly at Rajghat recently.
In a post, the Congress said a lesson the BJP has failed to understand is that all persons, no matter their creed, caste or gender, are guaranteed equality before the law under Article 14 of the Constitution.
“It is this article that is completely violated by the government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act,” the party said.
"“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.”" - Congress
(With inputs from PTI.)
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