Sabarimala, Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy comments on Sabarimala, says, “PM Narendra Modi’s comments on the issue very unfortunate”.
The comments of former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has come immediately after PM Modi’s third visit to Odisha, Balangir, Kerala’s Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to t Odisha and Kerala has created a political stir as the leader was there to launch a slew of infrastructure projects in Balangir worth Rs. 1,550 crore. The move has also come up as the state of Odisha goes to polls this year along with the General Elections due in May.
The controversy struck when PM Modi raised serious objections on the conduct of Kerala government while handling the sensitive religious issue of Sabarimala and also claimed that the role played by the Kerala government will go down in history as one of the shameful behaviors.
For a few months, the entire nation has been talking about Sabarimala, and the conduct of Kerala’s LDF government on the matter has been the most shameful one, added PM. Targeting at the Communists, Modi said, “We knew that the Communist don’t respect Indian History, culture and spirituality, but nobody imagined they would have such hatred”. With the slogan of “Both Shakti and Bhakti” in Kerala, the sensitive religious issue has now taken a ugly political turn. Several bigwigs of political leaders jumping into the matter has politicized the debate to an extent that full force of power, money and a blame of Central government’s influence has dominated the issue of Sabarimala.
Former Kerala CM, Oomen Chandy while commenting on this issued said that, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Sabarimala issue as very unfortunate”. With ongoing blame games, Chandy said that, “We have no confusion, our stand was taken when we were in power, we withdrawn one of the affidavit in consultation of all consent people, he added”. Chandy also rubbished the arguments of PM of creating a Tripura like effect in Kerala, he said that it will only remain a dream and also accused BJP of using money, power and Central government’s influence to destabilize alliance partners in Karnataka.
Karnataka-Kerala is already in a political frenzy be it the religious issue of Sabarimala being politicized and the poaching of MLAs. The political interference has been clearly visible as some of the Hindu voters believe that the Right Wing groups are helpful in maintaining their age old traditions, whereas the CPM government played the tactical politics, LDF issued a statement ordering to abide by the Supreme Court verdict and the coalition partner Congress having played a double game into it.
All the issues raised at the peak of the Lok Sabha polls 2019 has been politically motivated where all parties make sure they keep their stand with being fully aware of the basic criteria of their vote bank and keeping aside the religious sentiments.