Kochi: The Sangh Parivar has decided to intensify the agitation against the CPM-led state government in the wake of women belonging to age group of 10-50 entering the Sabarimala Temple. A meeting of the BJP and the RSS leaders held in Kochi has decided to unleash a campaign focusing on the ouster of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while the Sabarimala Karma Samiti would highlight the alleged nexus between CPM and pro-Maoist entities for destroying the rituals and traditions of Sabarimala Temple.
The BJP and RSS leaders decided to further intensify the agitation in the backdrop of widespread arrests of party workers and sympathizers in connection with large-scale violence in the state for the past two days. BJP state general secretary M.T. Ramesh said a case should be registered against the Chief Minister for misleading the people on the reason for death of Chandran Unnithan, a samithi activist at Pandalam on Wednesday.
The BJP and RSS leaders' meeting has also decided to extend full support to the agitation by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti on the issue of women's entry to the temple.
S.J.R. Kumar, a leader of the samiti, said the Chief Minister has no moral right to continue in office in the wake of the turmoil created by the entry of two women into the temple.
He said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should be entrusted with the probe on the circumstance of the two women entering the temple. The Samiti plans to hold a rath yatra on January 11, 12 and 13 highlighting state government's attempt to destroy the tradition of Sabarimala covering 10 districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapuzha and Pathanamthitta.