Mangaluru: State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday supported the concerns of a section of people on the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages and not just over 50 into the Sabarimala temple.
Mr Yedyurappa, who arrived in Mangaluru on his way to inaugurate the 'Save Sabarimala yatra,' at the Srimadanantheshwara Temple at Madhur in Kasargod district, said women of all ages were allowed into five other temples of Ayyappa in Kerala, but their entry was restricted in Sabarimala for a reason and blamed the Left government of the neighbouring state for the confusion. “Despite the Supreme Court’s order about 99 per cent women are still not happy about all of them being allowed into the Sabarimala temple, whatever their age. As a national party it is our responsibility to support the people’s sentiments. There is no question of politics in all this,” he said.
As for the “Save Sabarimala yatra”, Mr Yeddyurappa said it was being held to save the traditions of the holy shrine at Sabarimala.