Amit Shah: “BJP Stands With Sabarimala Devotees”
New Delhi: “We will always be there for the people of Kerala and the devotees of Lord Ayyappa.” said BJP chief Amit Shah while addressing a rally at Kannur in Kerala after inaugurating a party office in the city today. He has termed the termed the Sabarimala protest as “aastha ke liye sangharsh (struggle to save tradition).”
Referring to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Shah said, “I warn Kerala’s communist chief minister, don’t oppress devotees in the name of implementing the Supreme Court judgment”.
Mr. Shah has said that the Left government in the state was misusing the issue to target BJP and RSS workers. He also alleged that the action by police is part of “a communist plot against temples”.
“The deity at Sabarimala is a Brahmachari (celibate) and therefore women of a certain age aren’t allowed”, said Shah.
He added that “There are many temples in India which are exclusively for women and men aren’t allowed. No man tries to enter”.