Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will continue to conduct joint protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The politically significant decision was taken at the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday. The meeting was attended by all parties and social and religious organisations except the BJP and the Nair Service Society (NSS).
Two representatives of the BJP attended the meeting and voiced their opposition to the conduct of such a meeting. They said the meeting was unconstitutional as it was seeking to protest against a bill that was passed by Parliament and given assent by the President. Therefore, they were boycotting it.
The meeting authorised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Ramesh Chennithala to decide the modalities of the joint protests to be conducted against the CAA and the NRC.