Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple – CPI(M) Divided

Ever since the Supreme Court indicated towards its intention for closing the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple case, various politicians have started voicing their opinions through Media. In one such incident, former Chief Minister of Kerala and senior leader of CPI(M) VS Achuthanandan on Sunday said that those who are afraid of opening the ‘B Vault’ at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple should be suspected. He also went on to directly accuse the Royal family and said that some of the members of the Royal family are behaving as if they have sought an opinion directly from the God and cited the absence of historical records about the closing of the vault.

Further, he said that was impossible for the Royal family to stake a claim on the temple according to a High Court judgment and the structure of the current administrative committee. He ended his statement by saying that the vault B should be opened. This statement of VS Achuthanandan created massive outrage among the people of Thiruvananthapuram. Many felt that the by the ruling party’s senior leader is not considering the Devaprasnam ( the astrological process used in Kerala to know the will of Lord) conducted in 2011, in which the will of Padmanabhaswamy was for keeping the vault closed.

Also, the comment against the authority of Royal Family over the temple which is currently a matter pending at the Supreme Court added fuel to their anger. While the communist party in Kerala has on several occasions stood for the interest of the minorities, it has always disrespected the Hindu sentiments and temples. As the outrage against CPM over this matter gained momentum across the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the Minister of Devaswom, Kadakampally Surendran came out with a remark that the government did not feel that the Royal family would do anything against the interests of the temple. He further invalidated the comments of Achuthanandan by saying that the Royal family have nothing to hide and played down the allegation of robbery placed on them by his colleague. Thus the LDF government of Kerala was forced to support the Royal family and moved away from backing their senior leader in this matter.

Meanwhile, Times of India tweeted that the Central government mulls over a possible takeover of Padmanabhaswamy Temple by introducing a bill in the Parliament. From the track record of Times of India which shows it’s support for Yakub Memon along with the communists and the fact that no other official news portals have reported this, the effort for diversion of attention is pretty evident here.

Though the matter is pending at the court, Hindus who are unaware of these schemes, immediately turned their attention towards BJP ignoring the comments of Achuthanandan and the Kerala Minister.  Thus fulfilling the wishes of the liberals in media. Considering the current political situation of Kerala, it is highly unlikely for BJP which is currently emerging as the strongest party in Thiruvananthapuram to go against the wishes of the people. So even if a bill is passed, one can actually consider the possibility of a bill that could reinstate the Royal family as the head of the temple trust and not vice versa. It is high time for Hindus to stop believing in the source based MSM stories without analysing the facts and background of the news presented by them.


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