T’puram: The NSS has taken objection to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan justifying CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran‘s remark on the Sabarimala issue.
Vijayan had commented that Kanam’s statement criticizing the NSS on the Sabarimala issue that is awaiting a court verdict was not provocative.
NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said that with his statement the CM had indirectly criticized the stand taken by the NSS on the matter. He alleged that the state government has not taken any stand in favour of the devotees yet.
“Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran apologised for the Sabarimala events in the wake of the elections. CPM general secretary corrected Kadakampally and said that the LDF government will continue its earlier stand. After this, the chief minister came up saying that if the devotees have any difficulty with the final court verdict a decision will be made only after holding talks with all. Then comes Kanam in support of the LDF government finding fault with the NSS that has stood for the protection of the rights of devotees from the beginning,” Nair said. “Now the chief minister is saying Kanam had not said anything provocative. If the leaders had a clear and true stand regarding the protection of the faith of devotees, there would not have been any confusion among them. This is the very reason for the lack of confidence of the devotees in these leaders.”
Nair also confirmed that it was the members of the NSS who took out the ‘namajapa’ procession to the secretariat the other day to protest Kanam’s statement.