Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has once again quoted Bible in the Assembly to attack finance minister KM Mani, a Catholic politician who is facing bribery case.
Before the Opposition walk out of the Assembly on Monday over the speaker’s refusal to grant adjournment motion on bar bribery scandal, Achuthanandan asked Mani, “What is good if you, a believer, pray to God after indulging in corruption and crooked activities. Do you get a peaceful night’s sleep.’’
Achuthanandan went on to read out the biblical verse, “wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offened thee, cut them off and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offended thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee, it is better for thee to enter into life without one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.’’
Then, he asked Mani which way he was going to adopt, “entering into life without one eye or to hell fire with two eyes.’’
Three months back, Achuthanandan had made a similar attack on Mani quoting Bible. He posed to Mani, “for what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.’’
Mani then termed it as devil quoting scriptures.