Special Correspondent

KOZHIKODE: Kerala Janapaksham, led by former BJP leader K. Raman Pillai, has opposed recruitments to devaswom boards through Public Service Commission (PSC) since in its view it would not be in the interest of devotees.

Temple administration would be effective only if those managing devaswoms were true believers in gods who would discharge their duties with deep sense of involvement and commitment, which were qualities that PSC would not be able to ensure in candidates selected by it for devaswom jobs, Kerala Janapaksham said in a resolution adopted at a meeting of its State committee held in the city.

The resolution also appealed to the Governor not to give his assent to recruitments to devaswoms through PSC. It expressed the view that intervention of the government in temple administration had to be discouraged as it was out of tune with the principles of secularism which the government claimed to practice.

Janapaksham’s Kozhikode secretary O. Girish Kumar warned on Monday that if government was allowed a role in management of temples before long it would also try to interfere in administration of churches and mosques also.