Recently, CPI(M) MP John Brittas requested potential businesses from Telangana to invest in Kerala in the name of Bhagwan Ayyappa. This solicitation came during an official program called the ‘Investment Roadshow’ conducted by the government of Kerala at a five-star hotel in Hyderabad last Friday. Brittas is a former managing director of Kairali TV, the CPM TV channel.
The invite came in the presence of the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan. The same communists and the anti-Hindu forces who still conspire to destroy the Sabarimala Temple are now praying for business using Bhagwan Ayyappa’s name. Brittas said Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, who is the YSR Congress Party Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh and is said to be close to John Brittas, wanted to know what was happening in Kerala. It is claimed that Reddy invited Vijayan.
“Shri Ayodhya Rami Reddy comes to Kerala diligently to meet Ayyappa. Since he has been blessed immensely by Ayyappa, he has to return something to the abode of Ayyappa. And hence this convergence”. These are the exact words of Brittas at the Investment Roadshow.
Reddy also claims to be an ardent Ayyappa devotee and has visited the temple on multiple occasions. Brittas was seen thanking the multi-millionaire profusely and added that it was Reddy who invited Vijayan to woo businessmen from Telengana to Kerala. Why didn’t Reddy take him to Andhra Pradesh, the state that he represents, is a mystery?
In 1991, the Kerala High Court upheld the age-old restriction on women of a certain age group from entering Sabarimala. on August 4, 2006, Naushad Ahmad Khan, President of the Indian Young Lawyers’ Association filed a petition before the apex court to ensure entry of female devotees between the age group of 10 to 50 into the temple. On November 13, 2007, the V S Achuthanandan-led communist regime filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court that favored the destruction of Hindu traditions in Sabarimala.
On February 5, 2016, Congress (that was then in power) understood that it was a matter of religion and filed an affidavit in the apex court informing them that the government was duty-bound to protect the right to practice their own religions. Things again changed when the communists came to power and on November 9, 2016, the government filed a fresh affidavit that favored the entry of women of all age groups in the historic Sabarimala temple.
On December 23, 2018, Vijayan returned to Kerala from the United States where he underwent treatment for an unknown illness at the taxpayer’s expense. That very Friday, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra (in a 4:1 verdict) proclaimed that women of all ages should be allowed into Sabarimala. “The stand of the state is that it does not conceive of any discrimination as regards the entry of women into the temple where male devotees can enter,” the Supreme Court noted.
It was a verdict that the anti-Hindus were waiting to exploit. Vijayan began immediately and in an unprecedented crackdown against dissenting citizens, the Communist Government in Kerala arrested a staggering 1400 Hindus, including women, as part of raids conducted against Ayyappa devotees. Hindu devotees in large numbers were protesting peacefully against the forced disruption of their timeless traditions at Sabarimala temple.
Islamists and Christians did their part and lakhs of burqa-clad Muslim women and Nuns of the Jacobite faction of the Christian Church participated in a program called ‘Vanitha Mathil’ or women’s wall. Urban Naxals, left-aligned intellectuals, writers, thinkers, liberals, feminists, activists, and actors were also in attendance.
It became clear that the wall was not for gender equality but was just another anti-Hindu protest. Muslim women who themselves aren’t allowed inside mosques and nuns who never become priests (if they are not raped or killed by the priests) were seen waving placards that read “Down Down Brahminical Patriarchy.” It exposed the hate that they were craftily hiding behind, till then.
Communists then used the local police to move their urban Naxal lady cadre to breach the sanctity of the temple. While some failed following Hindu resistance, others did succeed and Vijayan was quick to announce this ‘achievement.’ Hindus who resisted were either killed, brutally attacked, or still have court cases pending against them.
Communists and their cronies lack the courage to enforce Supreme Court orders when it comes to matters regarding Islam and Christianity. Atheism is demanded from Hindu Cadre while the others are encouraged to follow his or her religion.
Vijayan is scheduled to fly to the United States in a few days accompanied by his wife and a personnel secretary. Is it a mere coincidence?
Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy
Reddy is the second richest MP in Bharat. He founded the Ramky Group of Companies that has interests in real estate and waste management along with a host of businesses spread all over Bharat and around the world. Though he is still the Chairman of the Ramky Group he is not currently listed as a director of any of these companies. He is also pretty close to party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
Reddy is also one of the co-accused in Jagan’s disproportionate assets cases after the CBI named the Ramky Group as one of the beneficiaries of the YSR government’s land allotments in undivided AP. Reddy was allowed to reduce the green belt area of Ramky Pharma City in Visakhapatnam from 250 to 50 meters. Ramky Group has been accused of a quid-pro-quo investment to the tune of Rs 10 crore in Jagan-owned Jagati Publications by buying shares paying 35 times the premium.
Recent IT raids at Reddy’s properties showed that there were reportedly hundreds of transactions between the companies belonging to the group and the MP’s family. Telugu Desam Party and construction contractor turned politician Modugula Venugopal Reddy is his wife’s brother and had become famous after he flashed a knife in Parliament, back in February 2014.
Kitex Group, headquartered in Ernakulam district recently decided to invest Rs 2,400 crore in Telangana after years of harassment at the hands of local communists. Telangana Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao sent a chartered jet to bring Kitex Group Chairman and Managing Director Sabu M Jacob, held discussions, offered numerous sops, and closed the deal that will provide direct employment to 22,000 people and indirectly to 18,000.
Vijayan taunted Kitex when he invited what he called ‘responsible’ industries from Telangana to invest in Kerala and offered them the most literate workforce in the country. Most of the issues when denied levies are environment-related when it comes to the communists. For the semi-literate cadre who were disgruntled, this ‘roadshow’ of strength by Vijayan is more than enough.
Vijayan claimed that Kerala is a leader in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals relating to health, education, and gender equality. It is worth pointing out that Vijayan’s son studied in the UK and his daughter did her higher studies in Tamil Nadu. As for health, why go to the US if you are the leader in healthcare?
If one were to go by initial responses, not many have decided to shift shop from Telangana to Kerala. Anyone with a decent education and an iota of business sense knows well that Kerala is not conducive to economic growth, at least for now. Even Vijayan’s daughter who stays with him knows better and has invested in Bengaluru.
A three-day conclave of the central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) began on Friday in Hyderabad. Vijayan and his cronies just wanted to be there at the public’s expense. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar, politburo member Prakash Karat, and senior leaders S Ramachandran Pillai, Brinda Karat, B V Raghavulu, and Subhashini Ali were present.
96 members from across the country took part in the deliberations. Though they have little presence, they are said to have discussed the strategy to be adopted by the party in the forthcoming elections to five states.