Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (CPI), a major constituent of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has conveyed its concerns to CPM (Communist Party of India-Marxist), the leading party of the ruling front, about the presence and influence of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the state's police force.
All the same, at the SPI state executive committee held the other day, there were voices of dissent over the act of letting women in to Sabarimala under the cover of night. But the leadership clarified that sangh parivar, under the banner of Sabarimala action committee, had plans to celebrate victory day and thereby put the government in shame – that was thwarted by the entry of two women.
The concern of CPI is over the leaking of all relevant information to sangh parivar, regarding the security arrangements in Sabarimala and the movements of entry-aspiring women trying to make darsan. CPI's views were conveyed to CPM during the bilateral discussions between the two parties.
There has been an increase in the number of officials with pro-sangh parivar leanings at IPS level in the police force. All the security arrangements set by police were accurately getting known to the sangh parivar.
CPI had earlier also pointed out that information was leaked from the police including the movements of the women from Maniti who had come prepared for darshana. It was based on this that government actions were stepped up and security made stricter which facilitated the darsana by Bindu and Kanaka Durga.
At the CPI executive council meeting on Friday, the good intention of taking women up the Sabarimala hill was questioned. While most of the members made laudatory comments about the success of the Women's Wall, two members raised a different opinion. I f the Women's Wall was a big victory, they asked, what need was there for taking two women up the hill under cover of darkness, and this was not correct.
It was in reply to this that state sescretary Kanam Rajendran explained the planned move of sangh parivar. The RSS was of the firm belief that women's entry would not be possible until the end of makaravilakku, and they had also decided to observe a state-wide victory day on 20 January as a follow up of chanting Sabarimala hymns. For this, they tried also to win the participation of all parties including Congress via Nair Service Society (NSS). Kanam also made it clear that precise information about this was obtained by the intelligence wing.