BJP leader and NDA candidate for Kazhakootam assembly constituency in the ensuing elections, Sobha Surendran has said that she was ready to sacrifice her life for the sake of Sabarimala temple.
The firebrand leader said that NDA is not seeking votes in the name of Lord Ayyappa or the Sabarimala temple but only discussing burning issues connected with the hill shrine.
She was speaking to reporters here.
The senior BJP leader stood firm on her ‘Poothana’ reference on minister Kadakampally Surendran and reiterated that voters of Kazhakkoottam want to give ‘moksha’ to the minister from the constituency he represents in the same way as Lord Krishna gave ‘moksha’ to the demoness.
https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.447.1_en.html#goog_1583847167 https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.447.1_en.html#goog_2038911540 https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.447.1_en.html#goog_1317012111 https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.447.1_en.html#goog_1843650046 https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.447.1_en.html#goog_1475589144 “LDF which tried to wreck the customs and traditions of Sabarimala and the UDF which sat on the gallery watching the ruckus are going to suffer a rout once the results are out,” Sobha said. She said the statements of CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran and Chief Minster Pinaryi Vijayan show that the LDF is ready to wreck Sabarimala.
Sobha reminded that no BJP worker was sleeping at home when attempts were being made to break the customs associated with the shrine. On the other hand, they were on the streets to protect the beliefs. “Minister Kadakampally Surendran was busy in facilitating entry of woman activists dressed up in police uniform into Sabarimala temple. But when the election dawned, he has come up with devotion and regret,” she said.
Sobha asked Kadakampally to clarify if he agreed with Pinarayi’s stance that the government’s affidavit in the Supreme Court on Sabarimala will not be revised. Moving to other issues, the BJP leader also hit out at nepotisms and backdoor appointments carried out by LDF leaders. She said scores of youngsters were still agitating in front of the Secretariat for jobs at a time when the wives and relatives of CPM leaders were appointed to plum posts.
She said Modi government had sanctioned around 300 projects for Kerala. Under the PM Awas Yojana, 1.25 lakh houses were constructed in the state of which 18,600 were in Thiruvananthapuram district. “It is for the people to decide whether they want Palarivattom flyover-model development that crumbles soon after construction or a Pamban bridge model that lasts forever,” she said.