New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government over the ongoing Sabarimala issue saying communists do not respect Indian history, culture and spirituality. “The conduct of Kerala LDF govt on Sabarimala issue will go down in history as one of the most shameful behaviours by any party and government. We knew that communists do not respect Indian history, culture and spirituality but nobody imagined that they will have such hatred,”said the Prime Minister, while addressing a rally in Kerala’s Kollam district.
He also lambasted Congress party and asked it to clear its stand on the Sabarimala issue. “Congress has multiple stands – they say one thing in Parliament but a different thing in Pathanamthitta. Our stand on this issue has always been clear. And, the actions of our party match our words,” PM claimed.
Furthermore he said,”Left and Congress make tall claims about respect to gender justice and social justice but their actions are exactly the opposite. NDA Government has been working towards abolishing Triple Talaq. Who is opposing us on this? Communists and the Congress,” PM asserted.
Drawing a parallel between Congress-led UDF (United Democratic Front) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led LDF (Left Democratic Front), PM Modi asserted that they (LDF and UDF) are only different in name but in neglecting Kerala’s yuva shakti, both are same.
“UDF and LDF are different in name but in ignoring the poor, cheating the people of Kerala, damaging Kerala’s cultural fabric they are same,” Modi said.
He further stated that the BJP has always supported the people of Kerala, adding that the people and their aspirations are a matter of conviction for his party.
Notably, the Prime Minister’s statement on the controversial issue comes a day after the annual ‘Makaravilakku’ festival at Sabarimala temple, which has kept the southern state in limelight s after the Supreme Court allowed the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 to the hill shrine in September.
Earlier in an interview to news agency ANI, Prime Minister Modi had clarified that his party’s protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the Sabarimala issue was based on “tradition”.