Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 IANS | 5 months ago

The Supreme Court's decision to entrust the administration of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple to a five-member committee Thursday evoked mixed response from political parties in Kerala.


Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government will follow the directive of the apex court.

"We will follow the Supreme Court's directive and there will be no two opinions on that. The Kerala government has always taken a fair stand on the issue. We do not subscribe to maligning the erstwhile Travancore royal family, who all these years took care of the precious wealth of the temple," said Chandy.

Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan expressed happiness over the court order.

"The state government and the royal family should apologise to the devotees as they were hand in glove. What the amicus curiae pointed out was accepted by the court. The audit to be done by the former CAG is also a very good directive," said Achuthanandan.

State Bharatiya Janata Party vice president A.T. Ramesh, however, expressed surprise, saying why only temples were being targeted.

"In Kerala, there are numerous disputes in religious places other than Hindu places, but there the court is not making any effort to intervene. How come a court can ensure that rituals and traditions of a temple are taken care of?" Ramesh said.

(Posted on 24-04-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |