New Delhi, Dec 19 : While participating in the protest, Congress party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act has not been instigated by any party and the nationwide protests shows “how committed the people of this country are towards secular character of our Constitution.”
This protest is nothing but unity of the people of this country,” said Aiyar. The veteran Congress leader said the “protest has witnessed the presence of people from all religions and not only Muslims. This shows how committed the people of this country are towards secular character of our Constitution.”
When asked to react to accusations that Congress is instigating people against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Aiyar said “no one is instigating people. I am here in my personal capacity the Congress has sidelined me completely.”
” I am here in the protest in my personal capacity,” said party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar during anti-CAA protests at Jantar Mantar here.
The protest was organised by the Left parties. In the 14th Lok Sabha, he represented the Mayiladuthurai constituency of Tamil Nadu and at present he is a nominated member of parliament from Rajya Sabha.