Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI has assessed that the party families lack clarity over Sabarimala issue even when the government and the LDF are proceeding with a strong stand. CPI state executive is of the opinion that since there are quite a number of believers among the party families and supporters, they have to be convinced of the present moves of the party.
Party state council members will attend family meets to be held from December 1-20. CPI has 96 state council members, so each of them may require to attend at least 10 family meets. No progressive political front can take a stand against the Supreme Court verdict that allowed entry of young women into Sabarimala.
If the apex court took an opposite decision, it will also be accepted. If any woman comes to visit the temple as per the verdict, they will be provided security. The attempt of BJP and Sangh Parivar to politicize the issue had come to light when the shrine was opened in the initial days. The government action is inevitable to ensure security there.
The politics behind the protests should be realised. CPI will also mention the speech delivered by P. S. Sreedharan Pillai to show that the issue is being politicised. A party state council meeting also will be convened on November 28 to finalise these matters.
The state executive also criticised the police action in Sabarimala. Though the party is not opposing the arrest of Sangh Parivar leaders, bringing public attention on them through the actions is disagreeable.
The party cannot agree with two opinions existing within LDF. This is based on the assessment that both parties will be benefitted in the coming parliament elections, only if they stand together.