Sabarimala, May 17 : Former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan, who contested the Lok Sabha election on a BJP ticket from Thiruvananthapuram seat, on Friday alleged that CPI (M) indulged in cross voting in favour of Congress candidate in his constituency.
Talking to newspersons after offering prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple here, Mr Rajasekharan, a former state president of Kerala unit of BJP, said the CPI(M) allegedly indulged in cross voting to deny victory to the BJP.
The Thiruvananthapuram witnessed a three-cornered fight as Kummanam Rajasekharan contested against Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor and CPI candidate C Divakaran.
The incidence of cross voting was earlier reported in the by-election held in Vattiyoorkavu Assembly seat also, he added.
On the controversial women entry issue in Sabarimala temple, he said the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government should come forward to protect the customs and traditions of believers.
The BJP leader visited the temple along with Milan Lawrence, grandson of veteran CPI(M) leader MM Lawrence. (UNI)