THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP State General Secretary, Shobha Surendran, who was on an indefinite fast here for the past 11 days on the Sabarimala issue, was Friday arrested and removed by police after her health deteriorated.
She was later taken to the General hospital here, party sources said.
As part of the second phase of its agitation on the Sabarimala issue, Kerala BJP had on December 3 launched an indefinite relay fast in front of the Secretariat here, demanding protection of the rituals and traditions of the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa.
The hill shrine had witnessed violent protests from devotees against the state government's decision to implement the September 28 Supreme Court verdict, allowing women of all age groups to offer prayers at the temple.
BJP Vice-President N Sivarajan Friday took over the relay fast. Party leaders A N Radhakrishnan, CK Padmanabhan also took part in the relay fast.