CPI (M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for criticising the party-led authorities in Kerala over the Sabarimala row and claimed his statements amounted to “contempt of court docket”.
Addressing a gathering of BJP staff in Kollam on Tuesday, PM Modi had stated the conduct of Kerala’s CPM-led LDF authorities on the Sabarimala situation would go down within the historical past as one of many “most shameful behaviours by any celebration and authorities”.
PM Modi had additionally stated the Congress and Communists have been speaking about gender justice within the Sabarimala situation however their actions have been “simply reverse”.
Mr Yechury condemned PM Modi for his remarks.
“He charged the elected authorities in Kerala with not taking note of public sentiments. The difficulty was that the Supreme Court docket has ordered that girls (of all ages) be given equal rights so far as entry in Sabarimala temple is worried,” he instructed reporters.
“No elected authorities has every other possibility however to implement an SC order. Now the prime minister of the nation is saying why the Supreme Court docket’s order was applied,” he stated.
Mr Yechury stated the prime minister had taken oath of the Structure, which stated the apex court docket’s orders should be applied, particularly by the elected governments.
“We consider the PM’s speech amounted to contempt of court docket. Now the Supreme Court docket has to take cognisance about this, however this does not look attainable,” he stated.
The veteran Communist termed PM Modi as a “demolition man”, saying he has “demolished establishments and financial system of the nation”.
Mr Yechury alleged the RSS and the BJP have been violating legislation in Kerala and had turned Sabarimala into “Ayodhya of South India” by polarising individuals on non secular grounds.
The CPM chief dominated out any national-level pre-poll alliance with the Congress and favoured state-specific tie-ups to tackle the BJP within the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He stated “an anti-BJP, secular and democratic alliance” is feasible after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“These towards Modi ji are going through authorized motion,” Mr Yechury stated when requested concerning the chargesheet filed towards former Jawaharlal Nehru College College students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others within the 2016 JNU sedition case.