Kochi: The Kerala government is reiterating its earlier stand on Sabarimala verdict after the CPI(M) State Committee said that Sabarimala issue was a prime reason for the party’s dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections.
Today, the Devasom Minister, Kadakampally Surendran, said that there is no change in government’s stand when it comes to Sabarimala verdict. The government will follow the verdict of Supreme Court that allows women to enter the holy shrine of Sabarimala.
However, the Minister did not answer the media when asked if the government is on the side of those people who favour that women enter Sabarimala.
The government’s stand is opposite to the CPI(M) State Committee suggestion that the party must be with the devotees.
Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, had yesterday refuted the state committee suggestion and said that the government has not changed its stand and will abide by the Supreme Court’s verdict in Sabarimala.
The Devaswom Minister’s statement comes after Pinarayi Vijayan’s anti-Hindu stand.
The government under Pinarayi Vijayan is again raking up the Sabarimala issue to hurt the feelings of the Hindu community. Even after the dismal and humiliating defeat of the communist front, the government is still refuses to cede to the Hindu community.
Earlier, the Orthodox faction of the Malankara Church asked the government why it was not ready in executing a Supreme Court verdict in the Church feud case. Orthodox leadership accused the government of double standards in its enthusiasm to execute Sabarimala verdict and its lack of interest in executing the apex court’s verdict in the Church case.