Tuesday 20 November 2018 5:51 AM UTC
NEW DELHI Nov 20: Even as protests over Sabarimala rage in Kerala, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh put the onus on the state government for issues there.
In an interview to a newspaper, Rajnath Singh said, “Sentiments of some people are hurt over this matter. Yesterday (Saturday), I had a conversation with the Kerala governor.
What can we say as it is a Supreme Court judgement? Whatever has to be done in this matter has to be done by the state,” he said.
The home minister has said this at a time when the BJP and other political groups are staging protests across the state over the LDF government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court’s verdict in September.
Rajnath Singh’s statement comes at a time when the BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai told media persons that protest is not against the entry of women into Sabarimala but against Communists who are trying to destroy Sabarimala.
BJP and other right-wing organisations have enhanced its protest and the government has resorted to heavy deployment of police at Sannidhanam. On Monday, Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam visited Pamba.
Alphons said that his visit was to oversee the arrangements. BJP Chief Amit Shah is likely to visit the temple at the end of November.
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