Thiruvananthapuram: Prime minister Narendra Modi is propagating false news and incorrect facts on Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. PM shouldn’t turn an RSS propagator. He is lying about Kerala. No case has been registered in Kerala for saying the name of god. Case was registered against only those who unleashed violence.
When attacking in the name of religion, all those states where BJP is ruling will keep mum. But it will not happen in Kerala, he said.
“When an attack occurred on the food stored in the kitchen of a house, the whole country reacted to it. But as the PM of the country, did you by any chance respond? You never spoke against the attackers,” he said.
You (Modi) and your companions take this stand because you don’t respect the constitution of the country, Pinarayi further added.
In the detailed article, the CPM veteran also rejected Modi's charges that devotees were not allowed to follow their rituals and poojas in the southern state.
Referring to the allegations made by the Prime Minister against him in connection with the Lavalin case, Vijayan said his statement was a challenge to the rule of law as he was acquitted by the court in the case.
"The Prime Minister's allegation that the state government is responsible for the August flood is
contradictory to facts.
His politics is behind such allegations," Pinarayi Vijayan said alleging that the BJP government at the Centre had allotted only nominal financial aid to Kerala to overcome the deluge.
While speaking at poll rally here Thursday, Modi had lashed out at the LDF government and said the Communists have problems with regard to "our rituals".
"They do not like poojas and rituals. We know that. They cannot crush our faith. Today, people here cannot even utter the name of their God, false cases are registered against them and they are hit
with lathis," Modi had said.
Attacking Pinarayi Vijayan and his Left frot government, Modi alleged it was drowned in corruption.
"Even the Chief Minister is facing allegations on Lavlin (corruption case) matter. Other ministers are also facing corruption charges. They are even trying to loot money that came for the rehabilitation of flood victims," Modi charged.
He had also alleged that the devastating floods in Kerala last year was due to lapses of the government, rather than a natural calamity.