Constitution copy dispatched, read it when you are not dividing country: Cong tells Modi

The party also tweeted the BJP with passages from the Constitution to explain its argument on CAA. Photo: Twitter

The Congress on Sunday (January 26) decided to send a copy of the Indian Constitution as a Republic Day gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Announcing the same on its Twitter page, the party in an acerbic message to the prime minister said that a copy of the Constitution will reach him soon and urged him to read it when he gets time off from “dividing the country.”

In a series of tweets, the Congress accused Modi of overlooking the principle of secularism at a time when the entire country is raising its voice against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Earlier, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also tweeted on similar lines.

In other tweets, the party quoted excerpts from the Constitution to explain why the CAA was discriminatory in nature.

The party also tweeted videos of Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reading the Preamble at a recent protest.

On the 71st Republic Day, various opposition leaders urged the people to take a pledge to protect the Constitution.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee through a tweet urged people to uphold the principles of the Constitution.

In Kerala, CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front formed a 620-kilometre human chain demanding the withdrawal of CAA, were Chief Minister Pinariayi Vijayan and others took an oath to protect the Constitution from the “attempts of the Central government” to destroy it.