Kerala

PM may not visit Sabarimala

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State unit’s reported bid to take Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sabarimala to add vigour to its ongoing agitation against the imposition of ban orders at the Sannidhanam and its precincts is unlikely to take off.

The Prime Minister’s Office is understood to have received a request from the State leaders in this score, but it may not materialise due to logistical issues. Mr. Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Pathanamthitta on January 6 to mark the launch of the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign in the State. It is learnt that there was a move to take Mr. Modi to Sabarimala.

Party sources told The Hindu that making arrangements for Mr. Modi’s visit to Sabarimala when the Makaravilakku festival touches its peak would be quite challenging for the police and other agencies. Crowd control would not be easy and imposing curbs on darshan for pilgrims reaching the temple from neighbouring States would invite their wrath. A visit when the temple opens for monthly pujas would be conducive, sources said.

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