CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on October 28, 2018
BJP president Amit Shah has challenged the Supreme Court order on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple and incited his party men to defy the verdict, in his speech in Kerala. In doing so, he has exposed the real hand behind the violent protests against women’s entry into Sabarimala.
It is such incitement which has also led to the highly condemnable arson attack on the ashram of Swamy Sandeepananda Giri.
That the ruling party president so blatantly ridicules the SC judgement is in keeping with the RSS-BJP’s contempt for the constitution and the Supreme Court. The threat of toppling the Kerala state government if it continues to uphold the SC judgement is another display of the anti-democratic, authoritarian attitude typical of Amit Shah.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) is confident that the people of Kerala will reject the regressive and disruptive politics of the BJP and the RSS.
The CPI(M) will expose throughout the country the anti-women stand of the BJP and its upholding of the patriarchal upper caste order.
The Polit Bureau appreciates the steps being taken by the LDF government to stop violence and hooliganism by those claiming to oppose the Supreme Court judgement.