Kerala MLA insinuates those who join Women's Wall are indecent

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First Published 15, Dec 2018, 8:30 PM IST
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Kerala MLA insinuates those who join Women's Wall indecent
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Kerala MLA PC George ruled out the possibility of him joining the BJP. In his latest speech in a function, he said he firmly believes that women with some sense of decency will not take part in the women’s wall. Here are some of the incidents which prove that he may join the BJP
 

Kollam: Kerala Congress MLA PC George has said that he firmly believes that women with some sense of decency would not take part in the state government’s women’s wall movement.

On Saturday, George expressed this view during his inaugural speech at the main conference of Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithy in Kannanallur in Kollam district.

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“The government’s main aim for forming women’s wall is not to protect renaissance values but to drive the women government employees, Kudumbashree workers and Anganwadi Asha workers into the streets by threatening them. The chief minister’s aim is also this,” George said.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to form a 'million women’s wall' on January 1, from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram. This is a programme initiated by the chief minister to seek support on the initiatives undertaken by the government. TM Thomas Isaac, the finance minister, sought people’s help to build the 600-km long human wall. Vijayan has sent out invitations to over 150 social groups.

However, some women have opposed the state government’s women’s wall initiative.

"I didn't feel like entering the temple while menstruating. So I don't wish to participate in the million women’s wall too and I feel the women's wall will be a failure," said Anjima Nadacherry, a Kannur native.

"I am not a Hindu but I don't wish to hurt others' feelings so I also won't participate in women’s wall," said Richu Jose, a student of Central University.

At the event, BJP state vice-president PM Velayudhan honoured the devotees who were jailed for protesting in Sabarimala. Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithy patron Kottiyam N Ajith Kumar, Sabarimala Karma Samithy district working chairman Vijayakumar, Muslim League Kundara Mandalam president Abdul Gafoor Labba among others were present.

Meanwhile, George ruled out any possibility of him joining the BJP. However, recent incidents prove that he could make an entry into the party.

George had written a letter to the speaker P Sreeramakrishnan that his seat in the Assembly to be changed so that he can sit next to the BJP MLA O Rajagopal. The speaker said the letter would be considered and a reply will be given soon.

On November 28, George and Rajagopal reached the Assembly wearing traditional black clothes in support of Ayyappa devotees at Sabarimala. George had always been in the forefront of fighting against the Supreme Court verdict allowing women’s entry at Sabarimala. George told the media that he is wearing black just for that day.

On December 10, George and Rajagopal walked out of the Assembly as a protest against no action being taken by the government to end the indefinite hunger strike by the BJP leader AN Radhakrishnan.

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