Thiruvananthapuram: With the NSS showing no signs of a climb-down on Sabarimala issue, a section of CPM leadership is trying to convince the rank and file of the organisation to wean them away from the Sangh Parivarled ‘Save Sabarimala campaign’.
The NSS has planned to organise ‘namajapa ghoshayatras’ ahead of the pilgrim season which the CPM believes would ultimately help the Sangh propaganda. Incidents like the attack on NSS office at Melamcode could also prove counterproductive. The CPM believes that there could be conspiracy to tarnish the party and government.
NSS sources believe that nothing would come out of the police investigations. Already four karayogams had been attacked so far.
Despite the attacks on Karayogams, the NSS does not want to close all channels of negotiations with the government and ruling front. “Talks were on earlier, but subsequently there was a gap. There is no need for reconciliation. We have just one or two reasonable demands. One is that the Devaswom Board should be allowed to file a review petition. The other is that the government should not go so fast on the verdict,” said a NSS functionary.
The NSS understands that the government is bound to implement the SC order as per it constitutional obligation. But at the same time, it wants the government review its actions so far.
Meanwhile, CPM and CPI leaders say there is no point in having discussions with any organisation. CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said the LDF had not thought about having negotiations with any organisation. “There is no need for the government or the LDF to hold talks with anyone about implementing the Supreme Court verdict. It is mandatory on the part of government to implement the Supreme Court order,” he said.
CPM state secretariat member M.V. Govindan said he does not think there was a need to do that at this stage. “Every one understands what is happening now,” he said. “Why was a hartal called in Pathanamthitta? We need to look into these factors,” he added....