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Update: November 18, 2018 8:02:22 pm
BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillay criticized the BJP protest against the admission of adolescent women in Sabarimala temple. The ruling party CPM Pinarayi Vijayan warned him that he had taken a hard stand by saying that he would be the last Chief Minister of the party.
"This government destroys Sabarimala and there is a fight with the devotees," Pillai said. Pillai said in a darna district in Pathanamthitta district protesting the absence of pilgrims in the temple. Follow live updates here
We want our employees to arrange proper mechanisms for pilgrims in the temple. There is no drinking water today in Pampa and Sannidhanam. The basic toilet facilities for older women are not available. There are many closed shops, not auctioned. Pilgrims do not have to stay at night.
Pillai led the general roads and national highways to protest against the arrest of General Secretary K Surendran from Nilakkal. Surendran informed the police that he wanted to go to the temple in prayer. However, threatening police custody would be taken into custody if a policeman was not allowed to leave the office and prevented a bureaucracy. Surendran was produced before the magistrate and remanded in police custody for 14 days and reached Kottarakkara sub jail.
Pillai said the BJP will be protesting on the days of ensuring customs and traditions in Sabarimala at dharna near municipal stadium in Pathanamthitta. We are looking for every opportunity to extend the protest in the country. How to negotiate with the center how to proceed legally. We will continue to remain on the path of Dharma, "he said, adding that the visit would be attended by Union Minister Sabarimala for Alphonse Kannanthanam and IT, who are likely to meet with saints to visit the pilgrims.
The BJP's only MLA, O Rajagopal, inaugurated. Former president of Travancore Devaswom Board, G Raman Nair, inaugurated this dharna in Sabarimala. Earlier, Congress leader Nair was the state Vice President of the BJP.
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