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Congress, BJP/RSS using Sabarimala issue to topple Kerala government: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (IANS): The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Thursday accused the Congress, the BJP and the RSS of using the Supreme Court ruling allowing women in the 10-50 age group to enter the Sabarimala temple to try topple the Kerala government.

Addressing the media after a high-level LDF meeting here, LDF convenor A. Vijayaraghavan claimed that there was a secret pact between the Congress and the BJP/RSS.

"The attempt to overthrow the Pinarayi Vijayan government by raising the emotions over the Sabarimala verdict is meant to disturb peace in the state," said Vijayaraghavan.

He added that the state government was duty bound to implement the apex court directive and it was doing just that.

The LDF, led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), also decided to launch counter political rallies across the state.

The first one would be held at Pathanamthitta, the district where the Sabarimala temple is located, on October 16. It would be addressed by Vijayan.

On October 24, a rally would be held at Kollam. The LDF will soon decide the dates of rallies in other districts this month.

Meanwhile, the BJP is leading a ‘long march' to the state capital from Alappuzha which will reach here on October 15.

"The state government, if it requests the Centre to bring an ordinance against the verdict, I am sure it will be done," state BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai told the media.

In the state capital, BJP youth wing members clashed with the police after they were prevented from entering the official residence of Devasom Minister K. Surendran.

Speaking to the media, Surendran said the BJP had hijacked the protests and was now giving political colour to the Sabarimala verdict.

"The BJP is trying to recreate what they did during the controversial ‘rath yatra'" of 1989, he said.

Varous Hindu organisations also launched a ‘long march' to the state capital from Pandalam and will reach here on October 14 to protest against the state government for not filing a review petition against the apex court verdict.

On Monday, Vijayan declared that the Kerala government won't file a review petition against the Supreme Court ruling that women in the age group of 10-50 can also enter the hill top Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    It has become clear that getting vote in the name of Temple.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Movement against women entering Sabarimala shrine has become a mega movement in Kerala and has rallied all Hindu believers. This is because the atheist CPI(M) Govt tried to play around with the diminishing majority's religious sentiments.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    blind gulamas cannot see they have said congress as well..!!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    BJP/RSS only intention is to spread their grip throughout India by hook or crook.
    They are playing dirty games involving temples just for political gains. Even trying to invoke the divine providence to influence people and send a wrong signal in the society.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    What prevents the BJP President from requesting the PM or consider an ordinance to overcome the Supreme Court ruling. Public Memory is short. No sooner the Supreme Court ruling was announed the Kerala BJP welcomed the Court ruling and as the Congress was opposed to this ruling and wanted to derive political milage, the BJP changed its stance as is generally known for its double speak. What prevents the Keral BJP to file a petition in the Supreme Court for review of the earlier ruling.

    Having failed in their recent Rath Yatra by Yogi the Great of UP and other CM's of BJP, the BJP in Kerala is trying desperately to sow the seeds of dissent in Kerala having failed miserably in the past.

    i am sure the people of Kerala will see through this BJP game plan.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Kerala Sabarimala
    AP Tirumala
    Misusing the Temple to political gain.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Visiting temples occasionally during election campaign for what gain?

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Are you hinting at AmithShah

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