03 December, 2020

Sangh Used Ayodhya, It’s Trying Now To Use Sabarimala: Kerala CM

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tells Outlook how his government intends to tide over the Sabarimala crisis.

Sangh Used Ayodhya, It’s Trying Now To Use Sabarimala: Kerala CM
outlookindia.com
2018-12-04T13:00:08+05:30

Pinarayi Vijayan is known as an uncompromising chief minister, whether on political or administrative matters. Months after steering Kerala through unprecedented floods that ravaged the state, he is now faced with an equally daunting task of implementing a Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala. As he battles stiff opposition by a section of the public and opposition parties, Vijayan talks about the challenges ahead and how his government intends to tide over the crisis in an interview with Preetha Nair. Excerpts...

Kerala is on the upheaval over the issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala. Is the stand-off all about religion or the politics of it?

Sabarimala is (being) used by the RSS and BJP for political mileage. The RSS’s only intention is to create polarisation in society. Sabarimala and its customs are being dragged in just to camouflage their heinous political intentions. The RSS found the Supreme Court’s verdict an opportunity for divisive politics in the...

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