Saji Cherian Resigns: Minister Saji Cherian resigned following controversial unconstitutional remarks. Saji Cherian announced his resignation through a press conference called by the minister. Today, on July 6, in the context of the controversy, the CPM Available Secretariat meeting was held, but the position of support for the minister remained the same. But the central leadership of CPM intervened in the matter and asked the minister to resign.
At the same time, Saji Cherian informed the press conference that his resignation was an independent decision and he clarified his position after talking to the Chief Minister. Saji Cherian added that he never tried to denigrate the Constitution and wanted the entire speech to be aired by the media.
While the state leadership supported the minister on the issue of tongue fine and language style, the central leadership opposed it. The party’s central leadership also expressed displeasure over the delay in the resignation.
CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has clarified that action will be taken against Minister Saji Cherian for making remarks defaming the Constitution of India. Yachuri had said that he had spoken to the leaders of the Kerala unit and appropriate action would be taken
Minister Saji Cherian’s Controversial Speech
The Minister expressed his disbelief in the Constitution and spoke at a function organized by the CPM at Mallapally in Pathanamthitta. In his speech, the minister said that India’s constitution is the most suitable for robbing the people and that what the British said and gave was written down.
Saji Cherian says in his speech that there are courts in India that do not accept workers’ strike. It is estimated that such a remark from a minister who took oath by the constitution will lead to big legal problems. Saji Cherian’s controversial speech was attended by leaders including CPM district secretary KP Udayabhanu.