Meanwhile, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said there was nothing wrong in the stance taken by the Left and the state government on the issue.
Though the results are a blow to the LDF, we will try and find out what went wrong.
BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai on Friday demanded Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to tender resignation on moral grounds in the wake of LDF’s poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
Amid rumblings of dissent within following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, the CPM on Friday admitted that the Sabarimala factor played a major role in its drubbing.
Pinarayi Vijayan except saying that the LDF campaigned hard against the BJP but the Congress-led UDF reaped the advantage.
BJP’s agitation against the government’s stand kept the state on the boil for the entire Sabarimala season.
With the UDF winning the elections in the state with a huge margin, the role played by religion and caste-based organisations has to be taken into account.
BJP candidate K Surendran finished a distant third with 28.97 per cent votes.
The usual best showing for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came in Thiruvananthapuram where it finished second while ending up in the third spot in all other 19 constituencies.
The Forest Department’s double-standard on the Sabarimala land is likely to hit the schemes for improving basic facilities to lakhs of pilgrims.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, the Sabarimala issue had no impact on the Lok Sabha elections.
The Sabarimala temple was closed on Sunday, marking the conclusion of the five-day monthly pooja for the Malayalam month of Idavom.
The ambitious Sabarimala ropeway project is facing uncertainty due to objection from Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) authorities.
Kalabhabhishekam on the idol of Lord Ayyappa will be performed during uchcha pooja.
The TDB in the affidavit claimed that Lord Ayyappa had foreseen calamities and this paved the way for some kind of compensation by way of these bonds.