New Delhi, Jun 21 : Close on the heels of much heat generated over the row involving Sabarimala Sreedharma Sastha temple in Kerala, senior parliamentarian from the state N K Premachandran on Friday introduced a Private Member's Bill seeking to maintain 'status quo' as existed on September 1, 2018.
The Sabarimala Sreedharma Sastha Temple (Special Provisions) Bill 2019 was introduced amid thumping of desks.
The draft law seeks to maintain the status quo on religious practices of the Sabarimala Sreedharma Sastha Temple as existed on September 1, 2018 and for matters connected therewith.
Meenakshi Lekhi, who was on the chair, however disallowed the vocal RSP member to make initial remarks on his draft law saying such a thing will be against the rules.
Ironically, earlier in the day during Zero Hour Ms Lekhi had raised the matter concerning the historic temple in the southern state which has been in the news for quite some time on matters related to allowing women entry into the temple.
Ms Lekhi had maintained that the devotees of Lord Ayappa should be protected.
She also demanded a bill to grant denominational status to Ayappa devotees and ended her speech with chants of Jai Ayappa. (UNI)