BJP, Congress Spar Over Sabarimala With Eye On Vote



Thiruvananthapuram: A war of words has broken out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Kerala over the Sabarimala temple, following the 28 September 2018 Supreme Court verdict. Ever since the apex court said the Sabarimala temple should be open to women of all age groups, the three rival political fronts are caught in verbal duels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Vijay Sanklap rally on Friday in Kozhikode seems to have boosted the BJP’s Kerala unit. The Keral BJP unit chief P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said their stand on the Sabarimala had been upheld by the party. The party’s stance also reflected in the manifesto, released in Delhi, he added. At the rally, Modi said if need be, the BJP would move the court and could bring a law to protect the tradition and culture of the Sabarimala temple. Modi also slammed the CPI-M-led government in Kerala for “unleashing police attack on people who stood up to protect the tradition and culture of the temple”. (IANS)