Thiruvananthapuram: Nair Service Society (NSS) general secretary G Sukumaran Nair lashed out at CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on February 5. He said that Balakrishnan has no right to criticise them for standing with the devotees with respect to the Sabarimala issue. 

On Monday, Balakrishnan, in a meeting, said that NSS should build their own party. He also said NSS took the anti-CPI(M) stand during many situations. "And if NSS is interested in entering politics then they should clear their political stand. The ‘anti-Communist' stance of the NSS will soon be exposed before the public," he said.

Reacting to this statement, Nair said that NSS had always made it clear that it has faith in God and the rituals of Sabarimala temple. And thus, NSS filed a review plea against the September 28 verdict allowing the entry of women of all age groups into the famous shrine.

Nair said Balakrishnan should not teach politics to NSS. "And NSS has not intervened in any internal affairs of any political party in Kerala. We are not for any shadow fighting with anyone," Nair added.

According to NSS, the state government took steps to implement the Sabarimala verdict without taking into account the sentiments of the devotees. 

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's hypocritical side too surfaced with the arrest of three women, who tried to enter the Vavar mosque. All this at a time when the government has been encouraging women's entry into the Ayyappa's abode.

Earlier, Nair slammed the Kerala government with respect to the Sabarimala issue. He said that CPI(M) imposes atheism on Keralites and is responsible for the violence in the state. 

Nair also said that the CPI(M) implements party policy on people by using their power bestowed upon them by the people themselves. He also said there were many incidents when the state government could have taken decisions that would have maintained peace, but, in turn, the government complicated the issue. Nair also said faithful devotees try to protect their faith by preserving age-old traditions of the temple.