Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hit back at BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday, over the entry of menstruating women to Sabarimala temple. "Shah's statements in Kannur are against the Constitution and law of the land. It's a clear intention of their agenda of not guaranteeing fundamental rights. This shows the agenda of the RSS and Sangh Parivar," he was quoted as saying.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hit back, saying that the BJP president’s remarks came against the backdrop of the Babri Masjid case, which came up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday, only to get adjourned to January 2019.

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“Who are you trying to threaten, the Supreme Court? Your intention behind threatening Supreme Court was evident. The Supreme Court is going to hear the Babri Masjid case. You want the Supreme Court to pronounce its verdict according to your direction,” Vijayan said in his address at a public meeting in Palakkad on Sunday evening.

Vijayan said, “His (Amit Shah) speech is against the Constitution, the court and the people of Kerala. The speech gives the signal that he would overturn the people’s mandate to the government in Kerala. The Communist government in Kerala did not come to power by some benevolence of the BJP.”

Earlier, Shah had extended full support to the protest staged by Ayyappa devotees against the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement the Supreme court order on entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple, saying the Left government was trying to "suppress" the agitation by force.

In his speech in Kannur on Saturday, Shah criticised police action against those who protested against implementing the Supreme Court verdict. He also said that the LDF government in Kerala will be pulled down.

Referring to Shah’s warning, the chief minister said, “BJP workers’ godfather Amit Shah made a declaration in Kerala that the state government would be pulled down. That body (Shah’s) does not seem to have that much strength to pull down the government. That body is not enough (to unseat the government)… Amit Shah, such things you can practice in Gujarat.”