Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi for his comment on Sabarimala. Producing a letter written by the Home Ministry to the Kerala government soon after the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala verdict was pronounced, Pinarayi Vijayan said, that the Centre had asked for prohibitory orders to be issued in Sabarimala foreseeing violence.
Meanwhile PM Modi, at a campaign rally in Mangaluru, had said, “In Kerala, the communists have created such a situation that no person can take the name of [Hindu god] Ayyappa. If you say Sabarimala, there will be a case file against you, you will be jailed... Is this democracy?” However, the central government had asked that prohibitory orders be issued to maintain law and order at Sabarimala in October 2018.
Moreover he then read out from the letter sent by the Union Home Ministry, “Appropriate prohibitory orders be issued and a close watch may be kept on dissemination of adverse information through social media and internet services, to ensure that no breach of law and order takes place.” Apparently the CM then said, “Though Narendra Modi may now be coming and speaking against the spirit of the Supreme Court verdict, he can, as the Prime Minister of the central government, only take such a stand.”