Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has come out against BJP president Amit Shah for his remarks on Sabarimala, saying Shah’s statement was an attack on Supreme Court and constitution.
“His assertion that courts must limit themselves to easily implementable judgements conveys a disinterest to protect the fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution,” he said in his facebook page.
“These statements of Shah also reveal the true nature of RSS and Sangh Parivar. His argument that gender equality must not be implemented through temple entry laws is a precursor to the argument that caste based discrimination must not be abolished with law.His ramblings also reveal their indebtedness to the obsolete views of gender inequality propounded by Manusmriti. The civil society must rise up against these uncivilized ideologies,” he said.
On Shah’s Warning to the Left government, he told the BJP leader that the government did not come to power at the mercy of BJP but with the support of the people.
Vijayan also said that the BJP leader dared to threatena government that stood with the Supreme Court verdict.
Finance Minister TM Thomas Issac tweeted “Amit Shah permitted to land in Kannur airport which is yet to be opened on 9th Nov.That is our tradition of hospitality. But he is threatening to oust Kerala government. Such empty threats do not frighten us. Try to win few seats in Assembly. Your frustration is understandable.”
Extending support to the people who protested against the entry of women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said the party stood like a rock with devotees.
Addressing a rally at Kannur in Kerala after inaugurating a party office in the city, he warned the Left government over the alleged “ill-treatment” meted out to the devotees.