Thiruvananthapuram: NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair slammed the Kerala government with respect to the Sabarimala issue. NSS alleged that CPI(M) is imposing atheism on Keralites and is responsible for the violence in the state. 

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Nair also said that the CPI(M) is implementing the party policy in people by using the power, which people themselves gave while voting. He also said there were many incidents when the state government could have taken decisions peacefully, but, in turn, complicated the issues. 

Nair also said the faithful devotees try to protect their faith by preserving age-old traditions of the temple.

The Pinarayi Vijayan government also has the responsibility to preserve the faith of the devotees. If the government fails to protect the faith, the true devotees will come forward to do so. They cannot be blamed for it, the NSS general secretary said.

Faithful devotees cannot be blamed for coming forward to protect their faith, Nair said and accused the government of giving political colour to their protest.

Meanwhile, the NSS has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the hill shrine. The NSS had been opposing the entry of women in the menstrual age group into the temple right from the beginning and had impleaded in the Sabarimala issue in the Supreme Court. 

Meanwhile, BJP MPs staged a protest in the Parliament complex on Monday against incidents of violence targeting their leaders in Kerala.  A crude bomb was thrown at the residence of Rajya Sabha MP V Muraleedharan. It is alleged that the CPI(M) members have done it. 

BJP MPs, including Bhupender Yadav and Shobha Karandjale, were seen holding placards near the Gandhi statue at the Parliament premises to condemn the alleged violence against their leaders in the state.

The BJP has launched an extensive campaign to highlight the alleged targeting of its workers in the southern state after it joined the Sabarimala protest.