Trivandrum (Kerala): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday asserted that evidence has surfaced pointing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the state connived to create trouble in Sabarimala.
“The odious politics and perfidious ways of BJP stand exposed. Evidence has surfaced that BJP leaders in the state connived to create trouble in Sabarimala.”
The chief minister further underlined that the BJP state president was also involved in the move. “It must be noted that their state president himself (Sreedharan Pillai) was involved in the ruse. It is highly condemnable,” Vijayan said.
The Sabarimala Temple and its surrounding area witnessed a series of protests in October over the Supreme Court’s decision to quash restrictions on the entry of females between 10 and 50 years age into the holy shrine. However, in spite of the top court’s order no women in menstruating age were able to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple when it opened last time.
More than 3000 protesters were arrested for instigating the violence that broke out in the state and around 529 cases registered.