Karanataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who addressed the people of Karnataka on the occasion of Republic Day on All India Radio (AIR), On Friday, said that the Indian Constitution is his religion (Dharma) and making the ideals in the Constitution a reality, his political vision (Raja Dharma).
"The Constitution is the soul of a democratic nation. Of late, a few people have been criticizing it and have gone public saying that they will make changes in it. All democratically inclined people must raise a united voice against such anti-Constitution groups and I will join them," the chief minister said.
He said the vision that Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution had for a secular and well developed nation is his beacon in running the government in the State.
Wishing all people of the state a happy Republic Day, Siddaramaiah said that his government has striven to ensure social, economic and political justice to all. In order to ensure equal employment opportunities, the government had also launched several schemes.
The chief minister said that his government had launched several schemes to ensure food, health, education, housing and employment benefits the last person in the state. All these schemes are secular and not intended to benefit any caste or creed specifically.
As a result, the agricultural and industrial production had seen a sharp rise. Many pro-women programs had ensured self-reliance among women of the state, he added.