Thiruvananthapuram: CPM leader MM Lawrence's grandson has participated in a protest organised by the BJP. Milan Lawrence Emmanuel joined in the one-day fast led by BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai in front of the DGP office.

Milan told reporters that he reached there as part of the protest. When he was asked whether his parents knew about his participation in the protest, he said that it is his personal interest.

BJP is staging a one-day hunger strike in front of the DGP office to protest the police action with regard to the issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple. Also, they are organising protest meets at all district police headquarters.

Milan also told that he likes to enter politics and has not yet affiliated with any political party. Sreedharan Pillai said that Milan's mother brought him there.

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The incident is a blow to CPM and its leadership as BJP is moving forward with more protests in connection with the Sabarimala issue.

"Youth has more knowledge and Milan proved it once again by coming in a BJP protest from a CPM family," said Vishnu Sai, a BJP activist.

Recently, BJP president Amit Shah had declared the party’s full support to the devotees against CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government's decision to implement the Supreme Court order in Sabarimala.

In a historic judgment last month, the Supreme Court allowed the entry of women of all ages into the famous Sabarimala shrine. Following this, there were protests and attacks on journalists and women who were trying to enter the temple.