Day After Modi Says Sabarimala is a ‘Traditional Matter’, BJP MP Udit Raj Says He Supports Women’s Entry Into Shrine
“In the eyes of constitution both genders are equal,” Raj wrote in a tweet.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Udit Raj on Wednesday, January 2 said that he supports the decision to allow the entry of women in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Kerala
Raj, however, wrote that he supports women’s entry ‘in personal capacity’ and in the capacity of the national chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations (Parisangh).
In my personal capacity & chairman of Parisangh I support the entry of women in ayyappa temple. How woman can be impure when man is born from her.God is omnipresent means he is out of temple too. In the eyes of constitution both genders are equal
— Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) January 2, 2019
The BJP is against the Supreme Court’s decision to allow women to enter the temple premises. Party workers in the state have been protesting violently across the state against women’s entry into the shrine.
In his January 1 interview to ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also defended his party’s stand by calling it a “traditional matter”.
Earlier in December, four leaders had quit the BJP saying that the party was trying to use Sabarimala issue to create divisions in the society.