Former ISRO Chief Madhavan Nair Along With 4 Others Joins Bharatiya Janata Party In Kerala

| October 28 , 2018 , 16:04 IST

The Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Madhavan Nair was drafted into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala unit on Saturday, according to media reports. Nair was given the formal membership of the party by BJP chief Amit Shah during his day-long visit to Kerala.

According to the media report, four others including former Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) President G Raman Nair were welcomed in the party. Further Nair was "interested in Modi’s philosophy of developing India" and has been working with the party for some time now.

Former Women’s Commission member Dr Prameela Devi, JDS district vice-president Karakulam Divakaran Nair and Thomas John from Malankara Church were among others who joined the BJP.

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BJP President Amit Shah during his visit to Kerala on Saturday extended full support to those opposing the Sabarimala verdict and also condemned the arrest of over 2,000 devotees, including RSS and Sangh Parivar activists in connection with the protests.

Amit Shah in a warning to CM Vijayan said the effort by his government to clamp down on the agitation amounted to "playing with fire". 'Your government will not last," he added. He also said courts should desist from pronouncing verdicts which cannot be implemented. Alleging that the Left government was trying to "destroy" Sabarimala temple and the "Hindu traditions," the BJP chief said the saffron party won’t allow the CPI(M)-led government to "gamble with Hindu faith."

CM Vijayan took to his Facebook post to hit back at BJP chief, calling his remarks "an attack on Supreme Court, Indian Constitution and our judicial system". "The BJP president’s assertion that courts must only pronounce verdicts which could be carried out conveys the message that fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution are not meant to be implemented. These statements of Shah also reveal the true colour of RSS and Sangh Parivar."