Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala BJP has decided to intensify protests over the Sabarimala issue. The leaders will sit on a 15-day hunger strike from December 3 in front of the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram.

The state BJP is seeking the withdrawal of cases against the party’s state general secretary K Surendran and also lifting of Section 144 in Sabarimala among other demands.

Kerala BJP secretary PS Sreedharan Pillai said that they would go on hunger strike from December 3 in front of the secretariat. The party leader AN Radhakrishnan will be the first to sit on a relay hunger strike, according to Pillai.

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"BJP has not staged a protest in Sannidhanam and Sabarimala. Sabarimala Karma Samiti staged the protests. No BJP worker has created a problem in Sabarimala," Pillai told the media after the Assembly session on Thursday.

He also said that false cases were registered against Surendran and the police violated human rights by arresting him. He claimed that justice was denied for the BJP and the RSS. He added that the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan treats them as “secondary citizens”.

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