K-Rail MD Ajith Kumar V | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Citing absence of state government nod, K-Rail MD Ajith Kumar V has withdrawn from the alternative debate on SilverLine slated for Wednesday.
The withdrawal has been intimated by the K-Rail authorities and they maintain that previous debate was successful. The alternative debate has been organized by SilverLine Virudha Samari Samithi (Anti-SilverLine Protest Committee).
According to K-Rail, some individuals backed out from the previous debate citing silly reasons. They argue that organizers failed to convince about the neutrality of the debate.
Pertinently, individuals like Joseph C Mathew, Sreedhar Radhakrishnan and Alok Varma were included in the alternative debate. Mathew was first included in the previous debate but was later excluded. Similarly, Radhakrishnan and Varma backed out from the previous debate.
K-Rail MD was invited to the alternative debate to ensure a version of a representative who will support the project. However, withdrawal comes amid this. K-Rail is of the stance that they are interested in continued debate and not alternative debate.