Sabarimala tragedy was an invited one by the State Govt: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 20:33

Kozhikode: Senior BJP leader K Sreedharan
Pillai, on Saturday alleged that the unfortunate stampede at
Pullumedu in sabarimala was an `invited stampede` by
CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government in Kerala.

Speaking to mediapersons here , Pillai, a former BJP
State President, alleged that the state government was
responsible since it had failed to provide basic facilities
for the pilgrims.

The state government did not widen the narrow traditional
forest roads, which had resulted in the tragedy, he said.

The Centre was also equally responsible for the tragedy,
he accused.

Demanding a judicial probe into the tragedy, Pillai
asked the government to give a solatium of Rs 25 lakh each to
the victims.

BJP had submitted memorandums to the government on
several occasion on the need of providing basic facilities to
the pilgrims, he said.

102 Ayyappa pilgrims returning after having makarajyothi
darshan were tragically killed in a stampede at pullumedu last
night.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 20:33

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