Kochi: Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Tuesday alleged conspiracy behind women's rights activist Trupti Desai's decision to visit Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.
"The government suspects a conspiracy behind Trupti Desai's decision to go to Sabarimala. She has come from Pune, a stronghold of the RSS and the BJP," the Minister told reporters in Thalassery.
The minister alleged that the move was to create trouble during a peaceful pilgrim season in Sabarimala.
He was responding to queries on a team led by Desai headed for Sabarimala.
The activists reached Kochi on Tuesday morning.
They are currently at the Kochi city police commissionerate.
A large number of Ayyappa devotees and BJP activists have gathered outside the commissionerate chanting 'Ayyappa Saranam' mantra protesting against Desai's visit.