Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

Amit Shah’s statements on Sabarimala against constitution, law of land: Kerala CM

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2018 21:49 IST

Kochi (Kerala) [India], Oct 27 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Sabarimala temple in Kannur are against the constitution and law of the land.
Furthermore, Vijayan said the statement by Shah shows the agenda of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Sangh Parivar. "Amit Shah's statements (on Sabarimala issue) in Kannur are against constitution and law of the land. It's a clear intention of their agenda not to guarantee the fundamental rights. This shows the agenda of the RSS and Sangh Parivar,” he added.
Continuing his tirade against the BJP president, the Kerala Chief Minister reminded Shah that the government in the state came with people’s mandate, and not at the mercy of the BJP.
Amit Shah who threatened to topple our government should remember that this government came to power, not at the mercy of BJP, but the people’s mandate. His message is to sabotage the people’s mandate,” Vijayan added.
Addressing party workers in Kannur earlier in the day, Shah had sharply criticised the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages inside Kerala's Sabarimala shrine and advised the state governments and courts to give only those orders, which can be followed.
Terming the row over Sabarimala as a communist conspiracy, the BJP president also gave a stern warning to Kerala chief minister to stop suppression of Lord Ayyappa devotees.
"I am warning Chief Minister and the communist government of Kerala to not suppress the devotees of Lord Ayappa in the name of the Supreme Court verdict. I can quote many such judgements, which could not be implemented such as Jallikkatu verdict, not calling Azaan over loudspeakers was not implemented, restricting the height of Dahi-Handi was not implemented, Banaras Shia-Sunni cemetery controversy judgement was not implemented. So why are they running behind one judgement? The atrocities on devotees must be stopped," he further said.
Extending support to the Sabarimala devotees protesting against the apex court verdict, Shah said, "Kerala government is using oppressive force against devotees of Sabarimala devotees. Since 26th October over 2000 BJP, RSS, Nair Service Society (NSS), BGDC workers have been put in prison. These people have been put in jail under non-bailable offence pertaining to the Damage of Property Control Act; I want to ask the state government, whose property have these people damaged? The way Lord Ayappa's devotees are being oppressed, the BJP stands firmly with them." (ANI)