Thiruvananthapuram: Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Thursday accused the BJP of hijacking the agitation of devotees in connection with Sabarimala verdict.
Kadakampally said the BJP-RSS elements have taken over the agitation to trigger widespread violence and vitiate the law and order situation in the state. “The Long March being taken out by the BJP reminds one of the Ram Rath Yatra of L. K. Advani which had triggered violence and tension,” he added.
He said the agitators were blocking roads at various places and bringing normal life to a halt. At several places, the offices of devaswom board were being targeted. The BJP-RSS combine has launched a misinformation campaign on the SC verdict and it is trying to mislead, misguide and incite people against the government.
Kadakampally said hardcore RSS people had filed the case in Supreme Court. For the past twelve years the Sangh Parivar has been talking about equal rights for women in entering temples. However, in Kerala, the BJP and the Sangh have taken a diametrically opposite stand on the issue because of vested political interests.
He asked the organisations which are agitating on the streets to wait till the outcome of the review petition filed by various organisations in Supreme Court.
Kadakampally added the BJP and the Sangh Parivar outfits would not be allowed to hold the people to ransom and create law and order problems in the state under the garb of agitations.