THIRUVANATHAPURAM — Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has attacked BJP President Amit Shah over his remarks given in Kannur district on Saturday on the Supreme Court verdict allowing women into the Sabarimala temple.
“The remarks of BJP President Amit Shah in Kannur are an attack on Supreme Court, Indian Constitution and our judicial system. BJP president’s assertion that courts must only pronounce verdicts which could be carried out conveys the message that fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution are not meant to be implemented. These statements of Shah also reveal the true colour of RSS and Sangh Parivar,” said Kerala CM a short while ago.
BJP chief had 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.
Reacting over Shah’s comments, Vijayan said: “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 by law. His ramblings also reveal their indebtedness to the obsolete views of gender inequality propounded by Manusmriti. The civil society, which upholds fundamental rights including gender equality, must rise up against these uncivilized ideologies.”
Shah had also threatened to overthrow the LDF government of Kerala.
In response, Vijayan said his government did not come to power at the mercy of BJP.
“Amit Shah, who threatened to oust the LDF Government, must remember that this Government did not come to power at the mercy of BJP but with the support of the people of this state. It must also be noted that the BJP leader dared to threaten a democratically elected Government because of it stood by Supreme Court verdict and its commitment to protect fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” said the Kerala CM.