Never said centre will not legislate law on Sabarimala: Sreedharan Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president P. S. Sreedharan Pillai has denied saying that the central government will not legislate law to protect the interests of the devotees in the Sabarimala issue.
Sreedharan Pillai rejected all false campaigns doing rounds in connection with this. The BJP leader added that he was merely answering the questions he was asked at a Meet the Press program in Kasaragod. Sreedharan Pillai also said he would favour the legislation, if it was required to protect the customs and traditions of Sabarimala temple.
“We are committed to presenting the customs and traditions of Sabarimala temple before the Supreme Court. We will try to gain constitutional safeguard for protecting customs,” he added.
The state BJP chief also read out the statement he gave in Kasaragod. “The BJP will go to any extent to protect the faith of devotees and that he will reveal more on the matter after the judgement on the review petition comes out. The Supreme Court scrapped the third act of the state law. The state government should pass a legislation in this regard and the BJP will support such a move,” he clarified.