RSS Takes U-turn on Sabri­mala Is­sue

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

Af­ter wel­com­ing the Supreme Court ver­dict on Sabri­mala, the RSS seems to have taken a u-turn from its orig­i­nal stance. Clev­erly dis­tanc­ing it­self from the SC ver­dict, Sangh has de­clared its sup­port to the ag­i­ta­tion against the govern­ment cit­ing, “Any change in Sabarimala cus­toms should be made af­ter de­lib­er­a­tions with the stake­hold­ers.”

The orig­i­nal state­ment from the RSS wel­com­ing the ver­dict had put the BJP in a tough spot forc­ing it to is­sue state­ment in sup­port of the devo­tees, while its cadre joined the protest on ground. The BJP Ker­ala unit launched a mas­sive Ya­tra from Pan­dalam, the erst­while ‘king­dom of Ayyappa’. Cov­er­ing 97 km, the Ya­tra reached Thiruvananthapuram last fort­night. Chief Min­is­ter Pi­narayi Vi­jayan’s de­ci­sion to im­ple­ment the SC or­der – or rather his per­ceived haste in im­ple­ment­ing the or­der – ac­tu­ally came as a sur­prise life­line for the BJP and the Sangh Pari­var.

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