PM: Kerala Govt conduct on Sabarimala most shameful
Kollam (Kerala), January 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tore into the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala over its conduct in the Sabarimala temple issue, saying this will go down as “one of the most shameful behaviour” by any party and government in the country.
Modi also took on the Congress, which heads the United Democratic Front (UDF), asserting it has “multiple stands” on the issue of girls and women in the menstruating age group of 10-50 years offering prayers at the Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala after the SC last year lifted the centuries-old ban on their entry.
Modi said both the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the UDF are “two sides of the same coin” on the issue of communalism, corruption and casteism. He said for the last few months, the entire nation has been talking about Sabarimala. At a gathering of BJP workers after officially declaring open the much-awaited 13-km long two-lane Kollam bypass on National Highway-66, he said: “We know that the Communists do not respect the Indian history, culture and spirituality but nobody imagined they would have such hatred.”