The Vishwa Hindu Parishad working president, S. Vedantham, has cautioned that the growing relationship between China and Sri Lanka would be a threat to India.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Mr. Vedantham said the growing relationship and military ties between Sri Lanka and China would pose potential threat to India as the communist nation had its presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and was occupying a vast Indian territory. Against this backdrop, the proposal to have joint military exercise with China was only showing India’s submissiveness.
He said the country is mired in scams, terrorism and other serious allegations since independence, and he personally believed that no political party in the country could salvage it from this “pathetic state”.
He urged the State Government to extend welfare schemes exclusively for the rural temple priests and give the cows that could not be maintained in the temples, to them so that their living standards could be improved.
To draw the State Government’s attention and to highlight their demands, the rural temple priests would observe fast on October 10 in all district headquarters.
Mr. Vedantham also demanded action against those who quarried sand from the temple land at Kundal near Uvari.