CPM to de­fend its at­tack on Left govt

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU / SOUTH -

THE CPM is all set to po­lit­i­cally de­fend the at­tack on the Left govern­ment in the Sabari­mala women’s en­try is­sue. The party’s de­ci­sion comes in the wake of UDF and BJP cash­ing in on the cor­ner the Pi­narayi govern­ment in the state ahead of the 2019 elec­tions.

In con­tin­u­a­tion with the LDF’s de­ci­sion to launch cam­paigns to counter the at­tack on the Left front and state govern­ment in the Sabari­mala women en­try is­sue, the CPM state sec­re­tar­iat has de­cided to adopt a strat­egy of po­lit­i­cal ex­plana­tory meet­ings at mi­cro level. The sec­re­tar­iat dis­cussed the on­go­ing ag­i­ta­tions by Hindu out­fits.

A month-long cam­paign will be launched to ex­plain the CPM’s stance on the apex court verdict. In ad­di­tion to the district level meet­ings, area level cam­paigns, evening gath­er­ings at pan­chayat cen­tres and fam­ily meets will also be or­gan­ised.

On one hand, the CPM will ex­plain that the govern­ment has no other op­tion but to im­ple­ment the Supreme Court verdict. Also, it will be pointed out that the Left govern­ment’s stance is not the rea­son for the apex court is­su­ing this verdict.

“At the same time, the party will point out his­tor­i­cal facts and why it is the need of the hour to per­mit women of all ages to en­ter Sabari­mala. All these rit­u­als and re­li­gious prac­tices need to be changed and mod­i­fied, with chang­ing times. Such pro­gres­sive ver­dicts have al­ways led to so­cial changes in Ker­ala. The CPM be­lieves that the SC order should be viewed from this per­spec­tive,” said a se­nior leader.

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Ac­tor-MP Suresh Gopi at the protest prayer meet in front of the sec­re­tar­iat in Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram |

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