There seem to be no end to the Sabarimala crisis with the meeting between Kesargod taking a dramatic turn. Along with district president K Sreesant and a few other Kesargod BJP leaders got into an argument with Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran at the Government Rest House in Kasargod over the Sabarimala issue.
The BJP leaders suddenly started chanting ‘Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa’, opposing the notice issued by the police which restricted the devotees from chanting or giving any opinions.
Thiruvalla Court in Kerala has granted bail to BJP leader K Surendran who was taken into custody last week at Nilakkal for moving towards the shrine.
Accor Kerala High Court has seeks an explanation from the state government on imposing section144 around Sabarimala Temple. The court directed the state to explain in detail how is section 144 being implemented in the area.
The shrine witnessed a moderate influx of pilgrims on Tuesday as eight pilgrims were arrested.
Congress led UDF leaders had staged a protest on Tuesday opposing the prohibitory orders enforced as police briefly stopped them from accompanying a delegation of their leaders to the shrine to inspect facilities for devotees.
Kerala’s Minister of finance criticized the move and termed this as a political stunt of getting themselves arrested.
The Union Minister of State for finance Pon Radhakrishnan is expected to visit the Sabarimala today.
Union Minister, Giriraj Singh viewed Communist Party of India as a party with negative ideology and beliefs. This was in reaction to CPI(M) politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai’s comparison of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with Taliban and Khalistan terrorists.
“The Kerela communist party is playing the role of Kim Jong-un. They need to take another birth in order to understand the actual ideology of RSS,” added Mr.Singh.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shobha Karandlaje has asked Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to visit Sabarimala and see the “sufferings” of the devotees.
A larger number of pilgrims are still awaited at the Sabarimala temple ever since it opened on 16th November for the current pilgrimage season inspite heavy protests.