On Sabarimala row, Amit Shah says Kerala govt insulting Ayyappa devotees
BJP president Amit Shah launched a frontal attack on Kerala’s ruling Left Front on Saturday, saying his party “stands like a rock” with devotees of Sabarimala after the recent face off that saw women between 10 and 50 years of age being prevented from entering the temple despite a Supreme Court order.
“Today in Kerala a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and state government’s cruelty. More than 2000 activists and workers from BJP, RSS and other organisations have been arrested. BJP is standing like a rock with devotees, Left government be warned,” Shah said at a rally in Kannur.
“A non-believer government is trying to do enough dirty jobs in the name of a verdict,” he said referring to mass arrests over the last two days.
Shah also criticised the state government for a crackdown on devotees. “Instead of giving relief to flood-hit now the government is hell bent on tackling peaceful devotees,” he said.