K Surendran takes over as Kerala BJP chief; 50-yr-old firebrand says state party has strength to make 'political leap'
K Surendran, who arrived in the state capital in the morning, was given a rousing welcome by the party workers, before being taken to the headquarters in a road show.
Sabarimala protests: Kerala BJP worker arrested for attacking woman devotee in November 2018, granted bail
VV Rajesh, a functionary of BJP's Kerala unit, was arrested and later granted bail for allegedly assaulting a woman devotee at the Sabarimala temple last year.
'My contribution to gender justice,' says woman who entered Sabarimala; Centre seeks report from Kerala govt on violence
Violence broke out in Kerala after two women, identified as Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, were declared the first women to have offered prayers at Sabarimala.
Sabarimala row: Over 3,200 arrested since 3 Jan hartal in Kerala; violence rocks Kannur; houses, shops of BJP-RSS, CPM leaders attacked
As police in Kerala struggled to control the situation amid protests over the Sabarimala controversy, Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out at the RSS.
Meenakshi Lekhi says women taken to Sabarimala temple like 'transgenders,' accuses Pinarayi Vijayan of making site a 'clash zone'
Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday that women were taken to the Sabarimala temple "like transgenders" at night, and said that if they had been devotee women, they should have come during the day.
Despite the Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala, a number of women have failed in their quest to enter the holy shrine, and the temple has been witnessing a series of protests by devotees and priests since then.