Agitation derailed, says RSS leader's FB posttext_fields
Palakkad: A Facebook post by former boss of Sangh parivar-owned TV Janam TV and RSS leader Dr Lal Krishna attacks BJP leadership by name to blame it for the current phase. The BJP leadership which has already been facing the criticism from within the party itself that the protests in Sabarimala went off the track, has now come to face such adverse comments in the public domain itself.
The Facebook post which starts with the note "Now, there is no alternative but to speak up. If BJP can't do it, they should say that openly" became a hot topic of discussion in RSS groups. However, soon after it happened, Lal Krishna withdrew the post. He told Madhyamam that since he was not interested in proceeding with the controversial post, he was withdrawing it.
Lal Krishna who was a very close associate of former BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, used to be chief administrative officer in Janam TV. He had also been in charge of the district unit of RSS. He is in charge of a voluntary organization based in Kochi.
What is more striking is that there is a whisper among the BJP leaders themselves that his post was made with the knowledge of a section of the leadership. They also say that what was reflected through it was the RSS assessment that the BJP failed in taking forward the Sabarimala stir in a manner beneficial to the organization.
Lal Krishna had also made a post on 23 November that all central leaders visiting Kerala should have visited K Surendran who was in jail.
The faction fight within the BJP, which had gone into a lull with PS Sreedharan Pilla taking over as state president, resurfaced with the Sabarimala agitation. One major trigger for it was the failure of Sreedharan Pilla to visit K Surendran who was arrested in connection with the violent incidents in Nilakkal. This had also become big news. Although the party leader visited Surendran the other day, the inter-group ill-will has not subsided, as evidenced by Lal Krishna's post and its eventual withdrawal which reportedly was done under the interevention of some leaders.