Kerala Assembly elections: Faithfully yours, BJP tells voters at Sabarimala protest epicentre


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Back in 2018, in the shadow of the Supreme Court’s order to allow women of all ages to enter the temple, Konni witnessed violent protests and arrest of hundreds.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala and BJP state president K Surendran. (Express Photo)

IF THE subject of women’s entry in Sabarimala temple was one of the pet themes of BJP’s campaign in Kerala, it was shrillest here in Konni in Pathanamthitta district.

Three years on, in the midst of a triangular fight in Konni, the BJP’s campaign included a party jeep snaking its way through Konni town blaring: “Never forget what they did to our faith.” BJP candidate K Surendran (also party state president) was celebrated as ‘Vishwasa samrakshana nayakan (The hero of protection of faith)’.



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