The leader was also addressing the members of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee when he said that they would continue to fight the CAA legislation “tooth and nail“. In the protest march, senior Congress leaders, such as All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Punjab, Asha Kumari, Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar were present along with Preneet Kaur, Manpreet Badal, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Balbir Sidhu, and Ravneet Singh Bittu.
I have always been highly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi to fight against discrimination of all forms. Like him, I firmly believe that India belongs to all, irrespective of their religion. I have made it clear; I will not implement #CAA in Punjab and fight it tooth & nail. pic.twitter.com/UerCfl4ena
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 30, 2019
In the meeting, the leader also read out the preamble and said it is the very basis of India’s foundation and nobody should disturb it. Speaking further, Amarinder Singh also slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government for making an attempt to change the Constitution’s preamble. He, therefore, called upon all the citizens to unite against the “divisive attempts”. He also brought in the statement of the United Nations which also said that the CAA is discriminatory in nature.
Singh also pointed out the philosophy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji who advocated secularism. Singh uttered his words, “na koi hindu, na koi musalman, sab rab de bande”. Another leader from Congress party in Punjab, Ravneet Singh Bittu termed the CAA as a black law. He also said that since about 70 percent of the states have said not t implement the act, it presents a declining graph of the Bhartiya Janta Party.
After the meeting, Amarinder Singh had a session of informal chat with media persons in which he said that his government would continue to reject any of the Union government’s attempts to destroy India’s secular character.
Reacting on the news of manhandling of the Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, Amarinder Singh blamed the CM Yogi Adityanath administration and said, “Aren’t you ashamed of such actions.”