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On Sabarimala, BJP shy to walk the talk

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 22, 2019, 2:08 am IST
Updated Jun 22, 2019, 2:08 am IST
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BJP general secretary Ram Madhav
 BJP general secretary Ram Madhav

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite its high voltage campaign against the LDF government on the Sabarimala issue, the BJP appears to be reluctant in bringing a legislation to circumvent the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women of all ages into the temple.

Though the BJP organised a violent agitation against the CPM-led government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, after the hustle bustle of elections it has toned down its stand. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav who was in Thiruvannathpauram to inaugurate an event in connection with International Yoga Day, said the Central Governmnet cannot completely bypass the Supreme Court.

 

“What is possible legally all that will be explored. Supreme Court is also involved in the matter so we cannot completely bypass the apex court and take decisions,” he told a regional news channel.

The BJP leader said whatever was possible for respecting the sentiments of people of Kerala and the devotees, it will be done.

“I come from Andh-ra Pradesh from where a large numberof devotees visit Sabarimala every year. So keeping in view the sentiments of the devotees in mind whatever is possible and whatever can be done by the central government will be explored,” he said.

Though the state leadership of the BJP had even spoken about ordinance here, Ram Madhav gave no word on such a move. “We are looking at all options,”  he said.

He refused to clarify whether BJP would support Premachandran’s private member’s bill. “Our stand is very clear on Sabarimala. We are with the traditions of the temple and sentiments attached to it. The sentiments of millions of people of Kerala and also elsewhere are attached to the temple,” he said.

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