"Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple is the pride of Kerala. The wealth of the temple will rest with the temple itself. These were given as offerings to Sree Padmanabha. The government is totally committed to give high level protection to the temple, since it is the onus of the government" said CM after convening a high level meeting at Trivandrum.
While providing security, government will make sure that the customs and traditions of the temple remain undisturbed.
Oomen Chandy said that the government has decided to provide two types of security- temporary and permanent. The temporary security would come into effect tonight itself. A control room would be set up at Fort Police Station and a 24 hour police patrolling would be implemented around the temple.
Regarding long term security measures, CM said that Additional Chief secretary (Home) would give the recommendations to the committee designated by the Supreme Court and the government would implement further security arrangements with the consent of the Supreme Court.
CM also said that the security measures would be discussed with the Maharaja and Tantri. All the expenses of the security measures would be met by the government.
CM also requested the media not to promulgate the detailed security measures.