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Basic tenets of Constitution under threat: CPI(M) leader Yechury

The CPI(M) general secretary says India adopted values and principles way ahead of the times and must push them further to ensure genuine equality for each citizen.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2018 14:32 IST
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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference in Kolkata on January 21.(PTI)

As India celebrated its 69th Republic Day, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the basic tenets of the Constitution are “under grave threat”.

“Greetings to all of us citizens on Republic Day. It was a momentous day when India adopted values and principles, way ahead of the times. We must, now push them further ahead and ensure genuine Equality for each citizen,” said Yechury in a tweet.

“Our Constitution was adopted on this day, 68 years ago. Its basic tenets and principles - the Right (along with Freedom) to Equality - are under grave threat today. We need to go beyond the levels of Equality and Fraternity achieved today, not regress,” Yechury tweeted.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 12:38 IST