V Muraleedharan | Photo: PTI
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Monday slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to a church in Delhi on Easter day.
Muraleedharan took a jibe at Pinarayi Vijayan asking whether his recent remark is a repent for calling Thamarassery bishop a “wretched creature” back in 2007. He also questioned whether Vijayan had withdrawn a case registered against Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt for his 'narcotic jihad' remark.
Vijayan on Monday took a dig at Modi for visiting a church in Delhi and said it is a good thing if it was done as an "atonement for past deeds" of the Sangh Parivar.
Muraleedharan also alleged that communist parties have murdered lakhs of Christians in Russia and China. He questioned whether CPM would be ready to denounce these crimes. He also pointed out the example of Communist China in pointing out the aggression against the Christian communities.
He also asked CPM to remove photos of Joseph Stalin and Vladamir Lenin from party offices by pointing out the atrocities committed against Christian communities.