As the Sabarimala protests continues to simmer in Kerala and review petitions pending in top court, the BJP chief came out in full support of the devotees.
The support comes as over 2,000 were arrested in Kerala in a crackdown on protesters who prevented women from entering the Sabarimala temple.
BJP chief Amit Shah today said the state government was misusing the issue to target BJP and RSS workers.
He said that a struggle is going on between religious beliefs and state government’s cruelty.
Shah went on to add that the Left government in Kerala has misused the Sabarimala issue.
Amit Shah made these comments as he addressed a rally at Kannur in Kerala after inaugurating a party office in the city.
Voicing his support for those arrested, he said that BJP will always be there for the people of Kerala and the devotees of Lord Ayappa.
Amit Shah also added that the deity at Sabarimala is a Brahmachari (celibate) and therefore women of a certain age aren’t allowed and that there are many temples in India which are exclusively for women and men aren’t allowed. No man tries to enter.>