New Delhi: Union minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed the statement made by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the central government hinders the developmental activities in the state. He told Mathrubhumi News that the chief minister can lie but the people are aware of the developmental activities implemented by the central government.
Javadekar added that they have not discriminated any states including Kerala in terms of development. Prime minister Narendra Modi does not consider which party rules the state. The central government has implemented Kannur airport and other developments. People are aware of it, he said.
More importance was given to the northeast states but the states including Kerala was not ignored. The 13th and 14th Finance Commission reports are the response to the chief minister, he made it clear.
The chief minister’s criticism came after the NH development in Kerala was changed from Priority I list to Priority II list. Meanwhile, union minister Alphons Kannanthanam sent a letter to minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari against this move.