Karthik S wrote:So Sachin sir was right all along. If what ST says is true (about his involvement, we all now BJP's involvement ), BJP just used Sabarimala as another RJB.
chetak wrote:wasn't there some confusion in the RSS as well and along with this some local BJP functionary supported the entry of women into the temple.
Karthik S wrote:IIRC, it was RSS guys from nagpur who were pro entry. Many of them are atheists so not surprising.
Prasad wrote:Tharoor is just muddying the waters as usual. That doesn't mean he is beyond questioning or that what he's saying in't true. He is after all the one who tabled the equality bill. A bill that can do as much damage, if not more, than RTE.
chetak wrote:re sabarimala, the BJP was dealt a good hand which they then foolishly squandered by playing a losing game.
When the Sabari Mala verdict came out the only folks in KL who had a plan were the commies. There plan was to use this verdict to completely change the faith system associated with this hill temple in KL. The commies were (and are) looking for a Tirupathi/Tirumala Hills like temple in KL, mainly to misuse the money coming in as donations. They are selection grade crooks, but they had a plan.
The Congress also was wishy-washy in the issue, but at least the local Congress leaders (like Prayar Gopalakrishnan; who was once the Travancore Devaswom Board president) immediately started taking counter measures. His was one of the first review petitions to be filed. The Congress (at a national level) kept a safe distance, but Gopalakrishnan was given help by folks like Zero loss Sibal.
The BJP folks too first supported the verdict. There were also rumours that RSS was also in favour of making every Hindu temple gender neutral (though I did not see any direct statement from them in Sabari Mala temple alone). But soon at least in social media the earlier stances taken by BJP leadership started doing its round. Soon the stances of few RSS leaders favouring the verdict also started coming out.
The most damaging speech came from Adv. Sreedharan Pillai in which he openly stated that "Sabari mala is a golden opportunity for us". This video footage leak most likely was because of the in-fighting within KL state BJP. So we can clearly see that the BJP in KL is totally confused with primary focus area being infighting and groupism.
What improved things to a large extent was that the average Hindu felt that justice was not being done to Sabari Mala. It was this other wise docile Hindus who actually took to the streets. There were also a large number of RSS cadre who were Ayyappa bhakthas first, and BJP fans only after that. These people also could channelise the protests to a good extent. Here again it was their true angst on what is happening at the temple which forced them to take some action. Some BJP leaders like K. Surendran also did their best to keep the issue alive. BJP's state TV channel Janam TV actually did a stellar job (perhaps much better than the "leadership"). The commies also misjudged the whole protests and tried to assume that it was all BJP & RSS sponsored programs, and tried to deal it in that way (police cases etc. etc.). To be frank people did have their faith in BJP & RSS lifted during these protests. But now it also becomes the BJP's responsibility to value that trust, and work for issue resolution.
The commies will take a step back, since they knew their vote bank has been affected. But once they regain that, they will use the same court verdict again to further their agendas, with better planning. And all the while if BJP sits there saying "it is a golden opportunity for us", they will have to sit idle for quite some time. The Congress would certainly corner BJP here (one attempt already made), the commies will go back and tell KL Hindus that BJP & RSS are cheats. And by then if Hon.SC goes through the review petitions and amends its orders; then "golden opportunity" for BJP in KL is gone for ever as well .