Vijayan in minority on Sabarimala issue, but still popular

 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seems to be locked in a delicate situation in the state. According to latest India Today’s Political Stock Echange (PSE) survey, he is the most popular leader in the state, but on the issue of row over Sabarimala, he seems to be in minority.

As many as 42 per cent of the respondents expressed satisfaction with the state’s LDF government led by Vijayan and only 22 per cent voiced dissatisfaction, while 26 per cent rated it average.

CM Vijayan won the support of 27 per cent of the respondents who wanted him to run the state for another term. Congress leader Oommen Chandy secured the backing of 20 per cent.

Over the hot-button issue of women of menstruating age entering the Sabarimala temple, as many as 46 per cent of the respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last month.

But another 33 per cent remained non-committal about the verdict, but only 21 per cent found the court judgment satisfactory. In the PSE survey, 41 per cent of respondents favoured a central ordinance to overturn the ruling while 26 per cent rejected such ideas.


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