Ready to go to Sabarimala with CM: Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that he would visit Sabarimala with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and will not go if Kadakampally Surendran invites him to the hill shrine to check pilgrim issues. “The chief minister hasn’t yet visited Pampa. If he comes, I am also ready to go,” he said.
He also marked his protest in words towards organizing a women’s wall by calling some organizations under government funding. The Kerala governments have not celebrated the temple entry anniversary until date but this time the government spent around Rs 1 crore from the treasury for its celebration.
There are no renaissance issues existing in Sabarimala. Untouchability and amorality doesn’t exist now. Women’s wall is poison coated in sugar. UDF wants to move peacefully. The unnecessary protests staged by BJP and RSS have disturbed the peaceful pilgrimage of devotees. UDF will conduct an ‘evening dharna’ against this on December 5.
The government should try to unite the public at a time when the supreme court is about to consider the case. Normalcy should return to Sabarimala. On one hand, the BJP and RSS have made the situation violent and on the other hand, police actions caused trouble for the devotees.
The BJP’s protest has become a journey from one blunder to another. He mocked that BJP didn’t even know why they were protesting. There have been no problems in the by-elections. He said that it was some regional problems that made them lose seats at some places.