Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Supreme Court should not pass verdicts that conflict with the religious faith of the people and can’t be implemented on the ground, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday asked he wants the apex court to announce the verdicts in his favour.
Addressing a public meeting in Palakkad, Pinarayi Vijayan went hammer and tongs at Shah and the RSS and warned the Hindu group not to try any tricks after hearing Shah. Vijayan added that despite trying all the tricks, Amit Shah had not been able to get a foothold in Kerala.
“Who are you trying to threaten, the Supreme Court? Your intention behind threatening Supreme Court was evident. The Supreme Court will soon hear the Babri Masjid case. What did you (Amit Shah) say?…” Attacking Amit Shah further, Vijayan said that the soil of Kerala doesn’t have a place for him.
“You want SC to give a verdict in your favour. How can you take such a stand, is this the way a political leader should speak? Are these the words that should come from the chief of the country’s ruling party? Can a leader of the ruling party adopt such an undemocratic stand?” the Kerala chief minister asked.
Slamming the BJP chief over his remark that the BJP cadre will dissolve the Kerala government if one more Sabarimala devotee is arrested, Vijayan said, “BJP workers’ godfather Amit Shah made a declaration in Kerala that the state government would be pulled down. That body does not seem to have that much strength to pull down the government… Amit Shah, such things you can practice in Gujarat.”
While addressing a gathering in Kerala’s Kannur, Amit Shah had criticised police action against those who protested against the Supreme Court’s orders to allow entry to women of all age group in the Sabarimala temple. He had also warned that the Vijayan government will be dissolved if any more devotee is arrested.
Attacking the Kerala Chief Minister for taking the cover of the Supreme Court judgment to unleash atrocities on the devotees of Lord Ayyappa, Shah said that the Communist government was attacking the Hindu temples and their traditions.