NSS falls prey to UDF tactics

via Mahadev published on January 2, 2006

 Kochi, Jan 02

With the passing of the NSS resolution passed at the Nair Pratinidhi Sammelan at Perunnai demanding that non-Brahmins should not be allowed to perform pujas in the temples of Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) the NSS seems to have fallen in the trap laid by the Congress led by Mr Ramesh Chennithala and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to break the so-called unity of the majority community.

Such a demand would affect the Ezhava priests numbering around 40 working in different Devaswom Board temples. In fact, the NSS demand is against the Supreme Court verdict and, therefore, could be viewed as contempt of Court, Mr Vellapally Natesan pointed out.

He said that there are Nair priests also. The Apex Court on a writ petition had ordered that those who had learned “thantra vidhya” should be appointed as priests in temples irrespective of their caste and is it not known to the NSS, he asked. He said that NSS had the legacy of Mannath Padmanabhan who had fought against the “Savarna people” for social justice. It is, therefore, for them to decide to depart from this legacy, he said.

It has become necessary for the UDF to break the unity between the majority communities and get the support of the Nairs in the ensuing assembly elections as majority of the Ezhavas are pro-LDF.

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