CPI(M), Congress lash out at Modi for criticising them on Sabarimala issue

Mullappally Ramachandran

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday faced the heat from the CPI(M) and Congress in Kerala for having criticised both parties on the entry of women into Sabarimala.

During a public rally in Kollam, Modi said Pinarayi Vijayan’s stand in the Sabarimala issue will be considered as one of the most shameful behaviours in the history by any government.

He challenged the UDF to take a stand on the Sabarimala issue. Angered by this, The CPI(M) and Congress both hit back at Modi. Mullappally Ramachandran, KPCC president, said the BJP was using the Sabarimala issue as a political opportunity. 

Meanwhile, CPI(M) asked Modi to read the Constitution rather than the Manusmriti or RSS oath. A Twitter handle of the party said Kerala does not need cultural lessons from regressive forces. “What is shameful is your party leaders defending rapists, what is shameful is BJP leaders defending Sati, AND what is shameful is ruling BJP members defying the country’s top court and Constitution. Mr Modi! Kerala does not need cultural lessons from regressive forces,” the tweet said.

Ramachandran alleged the national leadership of the BJP and RSS had welcomed the entry of women into Sabarimala initially but now found it as a political opportunity.

NT Bureau