Thiruvananthapuram: BJP state president K Surendran has said that the CPI(M) has degenerated into a slave of organized religious forces. He said that the party ranks should realize that the CPI(M) is no longer of figures like Anilkumar, Achuthanandan and Kanaran. Instead, people like Jaleel, Arif, Riaz, and Shamseer now dictate the party’s position. The BJP state president openly said that Govindan’s job is only to stand with the flow.
Surendran’s remarks came after CPI(M) state secretary MV Govindan also dismissed the remarks made by CPI(M) state committee member K Anil Kumar leading to the Hijab controversy. KT Jaleel and AM Arif had earlier strongly reacted against Anil Kumar’s Hijab remarks. Govindan’s statements came just after this.
CPI(M) State Secretary MV Govindan rejected CPI(M) State Committee Member K Anil Kumar’s statement that girls in Malappuram abandoning Hijab was partly due to the arrival of the Communist Party in Kerala. The State Secretary’s position was that Anil Kumar’s remark is different from the party’s stand and no such remark should come from the party’s side.
“Things are happening in CPI(M) that have never happened before. Government intervention in Sabarimala rituals was a renaissance for them. When Hindu women were insulted in the Meesha novel, it was freedom of expression. Lord Ganesha is a myth. Polytheism is bad. Such is the declared stance of the CPI(M) regarding Hindu beliefs. But triple talaq is part of their religious belief. The party views the Uniform Civil Code as an infringement on religious convictions and champions the burqa as the preferred attire for women. However, when it comes to securing votes, the party appears to set aside its protocols and principles,” said K Surendran.