CPI(M), Congress flay Centre over abrogation of Article 370

The ruling CPI(M) and opposition Congress in Kerala on Monday flayed the Centre's decision to abolish Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir,with the Opposition leader saying BJP has been writing the obituary of the Constitution since the day they came to power.

State Industries minister E.P Jayarajan said the abolishing of Article 370 was a "blow" to Indian democracy.

"The RSS and the BJP does not agree with the ideology of unity in diversity. The Centre simple implemented the idea of the RSS. The bifurcation of Kashmir amounts to destroying the secularism of the nation," Jayarajan said in his Facebook post.

Opposition Leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said the BJP has implemented their agenda by "silencing" the people and their leadership.

"The BJP has now created a situation similar to the partition in 1947.

The BJP government has implemented their bifurcation agenda by silencing the people and its leadership.

The saffron party has been writing the obituary of the Indian Constitution since the day they came to power," Ramesh said.