KOCHI: By declaring that 5,000 police personnel will be deployed at Sabarimala and nobody will be allowed to stay at Sannidhanam for more than 24 hours, the state government is trying to intimidate the devotees and spill blood at the hill shrine, alleged BJP state general secretary A N Radhakrishnan at a press meet here on Thursday.
The state government and the CPM are creating an atmosphere of fear and anarchy by slapping non-bailable cases and raiding the houses of BJP-RSS workers across the state, he said. Around 100 BJP workers were arrested in Ernakulam district before 8 am on Thursday. Raids are continuing at Tripunithura, Muvattupuzha, North Paravur, Thrissur, Pavaratty, Kanjani, Alappuzha, Ranni and various parts of Pathanamthitta district, he said. Protesting the police excess, the BJP will organise Ayyappa prayer processions to police stations in Pathanamthitta district on Friday, said Radhakrishnan.