CPM to defend its attack on Left govt
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.
Actor-MP Suresh Gopi at the protest prayer meet in front of the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram |