On a visit to Kerala Tuesday, Modi tore into the CPI(M)-led LDF government over the Sabarimala issue. PM Modi was in Kollam on Tuesday for the launch of two projects and he said: “The CPM government’s conduct on Sabarimala will go down in history as the most shameful action of any government in power. We know CPM government never respected spirituality, religion…but no one thought it would turn so shameful”.
CPI(M) hits back at Modi’s comments, says PM speaking like RSS ‘pracharak’
The CPI(M) said in a statement yesterday said: “Mr Modi forgot that he had taken oath on the Constitution of India and he spoke as an RSS pracharak not as the Prime Minster. His statement constitutes a direct assault on the Indian Constitution and the Supreme Court.
Modi’s comments on Sabarimala very unfortunate: says former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy
Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on the Sabarimala issue in a rally on Tuesday were “very unfortunate”.
Speaking with media, Chandy said: “The Prime minister’s comments on Sabarimala were very unfortunate. We expected that he will propose some solution to solve this issue, but the Prime Minister did not do like that”. He further refuted PM Modi’s ‘double standard’ accusations on the Congress, saying that his party has a definite stand on the Sabarimala issue.
“We gave a new affidavit, withdrawing the affidavit filed by the LDF, to protect the interests of the devotees. Our stand is very clear, we are with the devotees and at the same time we are against taking political advantage of the Sabarimala issue,” Chandy said.
“We have no confusion, our stand is not a new stand. We took the stand when we were in power, we withdrawn of the affidavit of the LDF government and we gave affidavit in consultation of all consent people,” he added. Also Read: Keralites Brutally Troll PM Modi Over Bypass Inauguration
Sabrimala Temple is witnessing massive protest since past few months
Since the shrine opened for the Mandalam-Makaravilakku festivities on November 17, it witnessed massive protests by devotees and right-wing outfits against the state government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court’s order, allowing women of all ages to enter the temple.
Traditionally, girls and women in the menstruating age group of 10-50 years were barred from offering prayers at the shrine, the presiding deity of which is “Naishtika Brahamachari” (perennial celebate). Also Read: Can Women Enter Sabrimala Temple? Read Supreme Court’s Top Quotes
The hill shrine would be closed on January 20.