Sabarimala row: Sitaram Yechury says BJP and Congress' stand over entry of women will 'topple' Kerala govt
Sitaram Yechury also alleged that by boycotting an all-party meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday, the two parties have shown that they do not want a solution to the issue.
New Delhi: Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday accused the BJP and the Congress of "duplicity" on the Sabarimala issue, saying their "opportunistic" stand was only whipping up communal polarisation.
The CPM leader also alleged that by boycotting an all-party meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday, the two parties have shown that they do not want a solution to the issue.
"They want to topple the (state) government ... that is the sense," he told reporters in Delhi.
He said it is the constitutional obligation of any state government to implement the verdict of the Supreme Court.
"There was no stay on the verdict of women's entry today.The state government has to implement the verdict. The meeting was convened as part of the government's desire to find a solution," he said.
The stand-off over the entry of women of menstruating age to the temple continued Thursday, as consensus eluded a crucial all-party meeting called to resolve the issue.
At the meeting, the Kerala government said it would implement the 28 September Supreme Court order, allowing women of all ages to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple, prompting the Opposition to walk out in protest.
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Attacking the Left government and its police force, the BJP leader said LDF and UDF were taking an "irresponsible" stand as extremist forces were gaining strength in the state