The BJP leaders will launch an indefinite hunger strike before the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram from Monday against Kerala government's failure to provide basic amenities to Sabarimala devotees and also they have demanded the withdrawal of prohibitory orders at the famous shrine
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala BJP is all set to launch an indefinite hunger strike from Monday while the state government is set to form a "million women’s wall" during the New Year to garner support for its stand towards the Sabarimala temple.
The BJP's protests will continue despite Kerala High Court's order stating no protests, demonstrations at Sabarimala. The court had stated that Sabarimala was not a place for protests.
The BJP will launch an indefinite hunger strike before the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. “We want the fulfillment of various demands,” said BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai.
The BJP wants the state government to withdraw Section 144 in Sabarimala and also provide basic amenities to the pilgrims in and around the famous shrine.
Pillai confirmed that the BJP will launch an indefinite hunger strike before the secretariat from December 3.
Senior leader and state BJP general secretary AN Radhakrishnan will kick-start the agitation. Currently, the BJP is planning for a 15-day protest. But the stir might be intensified following the results of talks with the Pinarayi Vijayan government and its refusal to fulfill BJP's demands.
Meanwhile, Vijayan is all set to form a 'million women’s wall' on January 1, starting from Kasargod and then spreading to Thiruvananthapuram to seek popular support on the initiatives taken by the government.
TM Thomas Isaac, the finance minister, sought the people’s help to build the 600-km long human wall. CM Vijayan has sent out invitations to over 150 social groups.
"The hash tag of the 'women wall' would be not to turn Kerala into a lunatic asylum. At today's meeting these organisations have pledged their support to the state government on the stand taken by us on the Sabarimala issue," said Vijayan.
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Last Updated Dec 2, 2018, 1:29 PM IST