No change in govt’s stance on Sabarimala issue: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that there is no change in the government’s stance on the Sabarimala issue. When the Supreme Court pronounced the verdict, the government tried to execute it. If the Supreme Court changes its stand, the government should obey that also. The same stance was taken in the past too, the chief minister said.
“CPM’s stand that it would support the believers is not a new one. But some people who claim to be the monopoly of belief, try to establish that we are against the believers. Such a campaign was surfacing during the Lok Sabha elections. We have taken the lack of caution from our part as a self-criticism. But the stance remains unchanged,” he said.
“Those who claimed that they would make a new law against the Sabarimala verdict has failed to keep their promise to the believers and have cheated them explicitly. Everyone should abide by the law in this country and we are no different from that,” the chief minister said while addressing the media after cabinet meet.
The Women Wall was a women’s movement that gained global attention. But people utilised the incident of two women trekking Sabarimala after this, for their negative campaign, he added.
Chief minister also said that the party will face Pala bypoll confidently as it would naturally be an evaluation of the state government. The UDF should not believe that things will be easy for them just because they won majority of seats in Lok Sabha elections, he added.