Caption: CPM leader Sitaram Yechury during a press conference in Bhopal on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
Caption: CPM leader Sitaram Yechury during a press conference in Bhopal on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

BJP trying to convert Sabarimala issue into Ayodhya of south India: Yechury

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2019 19:47 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): Senior CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said that the BJP was trying to make the Sabarimala issue what is the Ayodhya temple issue in north India.
"The BJP is not following the order of Supreme the Court (SC) on the Sabarimala temple. They are treating the Sabarimala issue as the 'Ayodhya' issue of south India," said Yechury.
"The BJP is communally polarising the people and is trying to create a rift in the society in the garb of Sabarimala temple issue," said Yechury.
The Sabarimala temple issue has been on the boil ever since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine in September last year.
The CPM leader also accused the Centre of using the CBI as "a political tool in order to protect their people." Yechury had come to Bhopal to meet Chief Minister Kamal Nath and other leaders. (ANI)

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