Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raised the Sabarimala issue to launch a scathing attack on the ruling LDF and the Opposition Congress in Kerala, saying that some powers are trying to make personal gains under the cover of the Supreme Court order.
“Now some powers are trying to make personal gains under the cover of the Supreme Court order. We will not accept this attack on our traditions. Baton charging on innocent devotees will not be accepted now,” said PM Modi while addressing a rally in Kozhooikode, Kerala.
“BJP will try to elaborate the issue of Kerala’s thousand-year-old faith and tradition before the Supreme Court. Our government will also try that subjects like faith and belief get constitutional protection,” he added.
PM Modi said that both the LDF and the Congress have failed the people of the state despite dominating state politics for decades.
He said his party presents an alternative for the state, that would be inclusive, democratic and compassionate.
"For decades, the communist LDF and the communal UDF have dominated the Kerala politics. But they have miserably failed the people of Kerala. BJP presents an alternative i.e. inclusive, democratic and compassionate. We will serve each and every citizen," Modi said.
He said electing of Congress and LDF was like "giving licences for its leaders to engage in corruption."
Modi, who arrived here after addressing campaign meetings at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra and Gangavathi in northern Karnataka during the day, said the UDF and the LDF are different only in name, but not in deeds.
"BJP Karyakarthas have been attacked and killed in Kerala for serving the people," Modi said.
Candidates from Kasaragod to Palakkad shared the dias with the Prime minister at the rally, organised at the Kozhikode beach front.
This is Prime Minister's first election rally in Kerala, that will go to the polls in the third phase on April 23.
Modi is expected to come to the state once more before the April 23 elections.