File photo: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photograph:( ANI )
Hours after BJP Chief Amit Shah threatened to pull down the Pinarayi Vijayan government if the Sabarimala temple traditions are not adhered to, Vijayan said Shah`s remarks were an attack on the apex court and the Constitution.
"Amit Shah's statement in Kannur is against the constitution and law of the land. It's a clear intention of their agenda of not to guarantee the fundamental rights. This shows the agenda of the RSS and the Sangh Parivar,'' Vijayan said Vijayan in a Facebook post.
His statement that the apex court should pronounce verdicts that are implementable is nothing but a challenge to the various rights that the Constitution guarantees," said Vijayan.
Shah attacked Vijayan at the latter`s hometown Kannur, while inaugurating the new district office of the BJP. Amit
Shah also extended full support to the protest by Ayyappa devotees against the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement the Supreme court order on the entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple, saying the Left government was trying to "suppress" the agitation by force.
"The statement that women should not be allowed entry clearly shows that they (BJP) stand for the male hegemony. I wish to state that this government was elected by the people and not with the help or support of the BJP. People who support democracy should come out against this statement," said Vijayan.