Thiruvananthapuram : Opposition majors Congress and BJP walked out of all-party meeting summoned by govt, after chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated how the state was bound to implement SC order and allow women to visit Sabarimala, irrespective of their ages.
BJP president Sreedharan Pillai called the meet a “sheer waste of time” while Chennithala told waiting media that, CM was adamant and did not listen to UDF suggestions on the issue.
The two-month long annual pilgrimage season of Mandala Makaravillaku is due to begin on Saturday, 17 Nov.
The hill witnessed unprecedented protest during the two times the temple opened post the controversial verdict.
With more that 800 young women on virtual que darshan after registering online, the govt is braced for potential conflict expected to be worse this time around.