The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Prime Minister has stated in a public meeting at Kollam in Kerala that the stand of the LDF Government on the Sabarimala issue is “shameful”. This statement is atrocious and highly condemnable. He is admonishing an elected Government for implementing the judgement of the Supreme Court.
Mr. 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 Indian Constitution and the Supreme Court.
His 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 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.