Asserting that his party will support Ayyappa devotees protests all over the Kerala against the CPM-led LDF government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court order on entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple, BJP president Amit Shah warned that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would have to face “heavy price” if the suppression on the agitation continues.
Inauguaring party’s new district office in Kannur of Kerala, he said that BJP is standing like a rock with devotees. Strongly condeming arrest of more than 2,000 activists and workers from BJP, RSS and other organisations, he alleged that the Left government was trying to “supress” the agitation by force.
He said that today in Kerala a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and the state government’s cruelty. He warned that the effort of the state governhment to clamp down on the agitation amounted to “playing with fire”. Demanding the Chief Minister to stop the brutality in the name of implementing the Supreme Court order, he said that even women in the state were against the government move to implement the same.
Alleging that the Left government was trying to “destroy” Sabarimala temple and the “Hindu traditions,” the BJP chief said his party party won’t allow the CPM-led government to “gamble with Hindu faith.” “There is no restriction for women to offer prayers in any other Ayyappa temple… The uniqueness of the Sabarimala shrine has to be protected,” he added.
He lamented that the communist government is conspiring against temples and has created an emergency like situation in Kerala. Recalling that the Left government had not implemented several court orders before, Shah said the court order in the matter should be implemented by respecting the sentiments of devotees.