Priority to lead Kerala on a progressive path; not afraid of
losing seats: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (PTI): Amid raging protests
Vijayan Wednesday said his government's only priority was to
lead the state on a progressive path and not be afraid of
losing a few seats or votes.
He alleged that some people were trying to create a
communal divide in Kerala.
"The only priority is to keep Kerala on the developmental
and progressive path. It doesn't matter if we lose a few seats
or some votes... We cannot sacrifice the progressive Kerala
where people see each other as humans and without any divide,"
The Chief Minister said he would not allow social evils
to pull Kerala backwards for a few votes.
"Certain people are trying to create a communal divide in
Kerala. If we had allowed division in the name of customs and
beliefs, today's Kerala would not have existed," he said at an
The doors of the Sabarimala temple were opened for six
days on October 17 for the first time since the Supreme Court
allowed entry of women of all age groups into the hill temple.
Attempts by around a dozen women, including activists and
journalists in the 10-50 years age group, to script history
came to nought as frenzied devotees of Lord Ayyappa heckled
and hassled them and forced them to retreat.
The Ayyappa temple opened Monday for the second time in
three weeks for a two-day special puja amid unprecedented
security over apprehension of protests by those opposing the
Supreme Court order, allowing women of menstrual age there.PTI
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