Sreedharan Pillai also said that the BJP would intensify its protest to prevent activities and Rationalist who is trying to spoil the costumes and tradition from entering Sabarimala.
BJP State President PS Sreedharan Pillai clarified that it was not party chief Amit Shah but the people themselves who will bring down the Kerala government. The clarification came following protests Amit Shah’s threat of pulling down the Pinarayi Vijayan government if more devotees are arrested. 3400 devotes are arrested in a single day and Kerala high court asked the explanation for the police act.
Addressing media persons in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday Sreedharan Pillai said that Amit Shah meant that the faithful would pull down the government if it attempted to suppress Sabarimala protests. He also claimed that the media has distorted Amit Shah’s speech.
On October 27, after inaugurating BJP’s district committee office in Kannur Amit Shah said that BJP workers would destroy the state government if the suppression continued.
In response to the threat, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that Shah’s statement was a challenge to the rule of law. He also said that the power that the LDF wields is not a favor done by the BJP.
Pinarayi Vijayan ministry is facing a tough time with Sabarimala devotees, all religious leaders have complained about his stand-in Sabarimala issue.
CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan even challenged Mr. Shah to dismiss the government.
Sreedharan Pillai also said that the party would intensify its protest against entry of women into Sabarimala and said a ‘rath yatra’ would be organized from Kasaragod to Sabarimala on November 8, ending at the temple on November 13.
First time in world history, 10 million devotees are participating for tradition and custom protection.
According to reports close to 517 cases have been registered and over 2000 people were arrested for indulging in violent protests at the temple when it opened for darshan last week. The police took screen grabs of 210 suspects and sent it to all district police to arrest all those who engaged in violence in Sabarimala.