CPI(M) hits back, says PM spoke like an RSS pracharak

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2019 Published on January 16, 2019

Says Modi’s statement is an assault on the Constitution and the Supreme Court

The CPI(M) has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that the stand of the Left Democratic Front government on the Sabarimala issue is “shameful” as “atrocious and highly condemnable”.

The Polit Bureau of the party said here on Wednesday that Modi is admonishing an elected government for implementing the judgment of the Supreme Court.

“Modi forgot that he had taken oath on the Constitution of India and he spoke as an RSS pracharak...not as the Prime Minister. His statement constitutes a direct assault on the Constitution and the Supreme Court,” the party said.

The party claimed that the statement has dangerous implications for the future as it means that any Supreme Court judgement which does not suit the interests of the BJP and the RSS will be defied and a government seeking to implement it will be attacked by them. “In the history of independent India, this is an unprecedented situation. All those who subscribe to the Constitution and secular democratic values will condemn the stand of the Prime Minister,” it said.

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognisance of this contempt of court by Modi. “The rule of law must prevail, not rule by mobs. We abide by the orders of the Supreme Court. It is truly shameful that a person on the chair of PM, sworn to uphold law and Constitution, says this,” he tweeted.

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Published on January 16, 2019
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