KPCC welcomes Rahul Gandhi's U-turn

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala leadership of the Congress birthday celebration has welcomed AICC president Rahul Gandhi's U-turn at the factor of ladies entry to Sabarimala, pronouncing that, though belated, it will save the birthday celebration further embarrassment in the state.

Having earlier mentioned that he was once totally in favour of permitting women of all ages to pray at Sabarimala, Gandhi now sees advantage in the argument of traditionalists, who are upholding the ban on entry of ladies elderly between 10 and 50 to the hill-top shrine. "I can see validity in the argument that tradition needs to be protected... and that women should have equal rights... After I spoke to people in Kerala, and our team there, I realised that the issue is much more complicated and both sides have a valid position. I would leave it to people to decide on this," Gandhi informed newshounds in Dubai on Saturday.

Ever because the Supreme Court verdict, the Congress' state leadership has been opposing women entry. We have at all times made our stand transparent to Rahul Gandhi that we can't enhance women entry to Sabarimala. Now, his remark in Dubai has vindicated our stand and it has given us added energy to campaign. The Congress is at all times of the view of that traditions need to be safe, be it any group,'' mentioned Ramesh Chennithala, senior Congress chief and chief of opposition in the state meeting.

The CPM has continuously centered the seeming contradiction between the professional AICC stand and that of the native leadership at the factor, or even alleged that the Congress in Kerala has turn out to be the BJP's 'B crew'. "Hope now, everything will be clear for them. We stick to what we said and we will campaign for it", Chennithala mentioned. "The Congress has always stood for gender equality and respects the judiciary. However, we are also of the strong view that beliefs of people should be protected. That was the reason why KPCC had taken the decision to protect traditions and beliefs on the Sabarimala issue," mentioned Kodikkunnil Suresh, KPCC operating president. tnn

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