RAHUL Gandhi leads a mammoth protest CAA in Wayanad, his parliamentary constituency

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a mass protest march against the amended Citizenship Act at Kalpetta in Wayanad district on Thursday, January 30. In 2019 Lok Sabha poll, he was elected from the Kerala constituency mostly inhabited by minorities. BJP has called for is an unconditional apology for allegedly saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, shared the same ideology. Holding party flags, hundreds of workers partook in the two kilometre-long “Save the Constitution” march, which began from the SKMJ High School in Wayanad. Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran and AICC secretary K C Venugopal were among the senior leaders who participated in the rally. The former Congress president later addressed the party workers. Meanwhile, The European Parliament has decided not to conduct a vote on Thursday on a resolution against CAA . a move seen as an attempt to not jeopardise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels in March for a bilateral summit with the 28-member block. The European Parliament has decided to take up the voting against the Citizenship Amendment Act during its new session beginning March 2. Indian Government sources called the deferment of the voting a diplomatic victory saying that friends of India prevailed over the friends of Pakistan in the European Parliament.New Delhi reached out to almost all countries of the powerful block, trying to persuade them against going ahead with the resolution against the CAA. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Brussels to prepare the ground for Modi’s visit in March. The EU lawmakers also wanted to wait for judicial review of the contentious law by India’s Supreme Court.

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