Sobha Surendran addressing a gathering after visiting the protesting PSC rank holders | Photo: Mtahrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader Sobha Surendran staged a sit-in protest in support of the protesting PSC rank holders here on Wednesday.
“If the government turns a blind eye towards the PSC rank holders crawling on their knees and performing ‘sayana pradakshinam’ (rolling on the ground) in protest, the government will have to crawl on its knees in future. Many will support the protest. Why is the CM afraid of it? This protest cannot be dismissed with threats,” said Sobha Surendran.
I am not sitting with the protesters as I don’t intend to politicize the protest. But I have realized that it is my responsibility to support them. Hence I am staging the protest on the street. The PSC rank holders’ protest is ethical. I am staging a 48-hour hunger strike protest to support them, the BJP leaders said.
This is a government that came to power promising to make everything right. But mistakes will be questioned if repeated. There must be an investigation into the corrupt backdoor appointments, she demanded.