Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 26: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday strongly condemned Sangh Parivar threat to film director Adoor Gopalakrishan.
In a message, the Chief Minister said the Sangh Parivar plan to silence the people having different opinion is not acceptable. The BJP leader's remarks against Adoor Gopalakrishan are not acceptable to the people in the State, he added.
The people should come forward to react against the intolerance of such forces, he added. Meanwhile, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala called on Adoor Gopalakrishan at his house and extended his support to fight to protect democratic and secular values. He also criticised the BJP leader's remarks against veteran film maker who signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which 49 celebrities have signed expressing regret that 'Jai Shree Ram' has become a war cry today.
Earlier, Adoor Gopalakrishan said he will go to moon if anyone gives a ticket. The eminent film director said this while reacting to Kerala BJP spokesperson B Gopalakrishan's comment that if Adoor is unable to bear the chanting of Jai Shri Ram in India, he can go to moon.Adoor said "if some one gives me a ticket to go to moon, I will be happy to move around the orbit. It will be a good opportunity to be a part of Chandrayaan-3, if so".
In his Facebook post, BJP leader B Gopalakrishnan said people in India voted BJP to power to facilitate Jai Shri Ram chanting. "We will chant Jai Shri Ram in front of the house if need be," he threatened.UNI