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Friday February 7, 2020 5:42 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Thiruvananthapuram: Quantifying just how many words a picture is worth, it shows that a single picture has the power to sway people –this exactly happened in the Kerala Legislative Assembly where a picture of Assassination of Bapu found a place in the cover page of the state Budget 2020-21 booklet in Kerala. The picture of Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination is expected to trigger controversy with BJP who under-estimated Bapu’s role in giving the nation and its people the freedom from British rule.

At a time, when BJP is trying to underestimate contribution of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution to our freedom struggle, the ruling party in Kerala CP(I) –led LDF government took a unique stand pasting Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination picture on the budget book of the year 2020-212 for the Kerala State, Such ideology could not have been a better slap on the face of NDA-ruled Centre.

Kerala Finance Minister Dr. T M Thomas Issac while presenting the state budget for the financial year 2020-21 in the State Legislative Assembly today came down heavily against the Citizenship Amendment Act( CAA) but lauded the unanimous resolution passed by the State Assembly. It may be noted that this is the fifth budget of the CPI() –led LDF government for 2020-21 fiscal.

Thomas Issac also praised the joint effort taken by the ruling party( LDF) and the major opposition party (UDF)in leading protest against the Centre’s Act. Finance Minister, quoted a line from a poem 'Fear' written by a 15-year old boy from Wayanad Dhruvath Gautham who wrote 'fear is country and silence is an ornament!' Isaac said "even the imagination of our children is now filled with fear". Perhaps the Finance Minister was referring to protests led at Shaheen Bagh and other parts of the country in this regard.

Thomas Issac came down heavily for the provocative speeches on our every freedom fighters and under-estimating all our freedom fighters' legacy and uttered a stern warning to the BJP and said that time has come to counter BJP’s ideology before the world community. Hence we hope, the photo of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifice as getting assassinate was kept in mind while presenting this year's Budget.

As the rival fronts in the state had joined hands to protest over the CAA which has become a model for other states, the minister quipped and added that he had feared that the country had faced existential threat by such Acts of Centre. Hence, the Legislative Assembly took a decision to urge the Centre to repeal the CAA and filing a suit in the apex court against this under Article 130, he said.

Looking at the current situation in the country, the Finance Minister of the State saw that only a communalized government machinery is being run at the Centre where their leaders loudly speak ‘disgust-cum- hatred minced words’’’ as efforts by BJP is only to lead the party workers with violence.

Even mention of ‘’Detention Centre in Assam’’ that is hanging over the heads of 19 lakhs of people of Assam found a place in the speech of Budget made by the State Finance Minister. Hence,’’ the concerns triggered by the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are beyond words’’, he added. The Amendment Act was facing a great threat to the basic credentials of the Constitution and hence the country was witnessing the ever biggest protests in the country since the post-independence era.

Despite disagreeing with CAA, the governor Arif Mohammad Khan read out the policy address in the House, the governor said in his address.’’ our citizenship can never be based on religion as this goes against the grain of secularism which is part of the basic structure of our Constitution’’.

The general discussion of the Budget proposals will be held on February 10, 11 and 12.

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