BJP MPs to visit Ayyappa temple tomorrow

 Dakshina Kannada BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kattil and Party Rajya Sabha member V Muralidharan will visit Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on Tuesday to assess the preparations for the two-month long annual pilgrimage.
Both the MPs will reach Nilakkal at 1000 hrs and proceed to Pamba and Sannidanam to see the actual situation, according to a release here.
The visit of the MPs was in the wake of the arrest of 69 devotees from Sannidanam, the abode of Lord Ayyappa, on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the 69 arrested devotees were sent to judicial custody till Wednesday by a court in Pathanamthitta. They will be lodged in Poojappura Jail in Trivandrum.
All the arrested devotees and BJP State General Secretary K Surendran, who was remanded on Saturday, will move bail petitions on Wednesday, party sources said.