Pathnamthitta (Ker): BJP president Amit Shah Saturday took out a massive roadshow in Pathnamthitta, which had witnessed frenzied protests over the Sabarimala temple women entry issue last year.
Shah, who was seen waving to the crowd, is here to give a last-minute push to the BJP-NDA’s campaign in the constituency where the saffron party has fielded K Surendran, who was arrested in connection with the violence during the protests.
Thousands of saffron party followers, including women, are participating in the roadshow.
Kerala had witnessed massive protests after the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF government decided to implement the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all age groups to offer prayers at the hill shrine.
Earlier children and women in the 10-50 age group were banned from the Sabarimala agitation.
The constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular contest between the ruling CPI(M)-LDF, Opposition Congress-UDF and the BJP-NDA.
LDF has fielded Veena George, its Aranmula MLA, eyeing the Christian vote bank, to take on the two-time sitting MP Anto Antony (Congress-UDF), while the BJP has brought in its state General Secretary Surendran hoping to cash in on the sympathies of Hindu voters.