In a move to pacify Hindus who are at loggerheads with the Kerala government over the Sabarimala issue, the government has announced the withdrawal of cases filed against the agitators during the Sabarimala protests. More than 50,000 people were booked in connection with the agitation. Kerala had witnessed large-scale violence and five shutdowns in 2018 after the state government was adamant about breaking the temple custom of not allowing women of reproductive age to enter the temple.
BJP had been consistently demanding the state government to withdraw cases against the devotees who agitated against the state government.
Following the State government’s announcement of the withdrawal of cases, BJP National General Secretary (organisation) B.L Santosh tweeted, “First UDF promised to bring a legislation on Sabarimala. Then @arivalayam , the DMK started presenting Vel in its functions. Now LDF under @vijayanpinarayi announces withdrawing Sabarimala cases. Huge victory for @BJP4India. We set the agenda . Others follow . @BJP4Keralam”