Chennithala alleges deep sea fishing MoU a bid to loot fishermen; says public won’t forgive LDF govt
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has raised a sharp criticism against the LDF government over the deep sea fishing contract row. He also denounced the Chief Minister who criticised him for creating misunderstanding among the public.
Chennithala alleged that the Chief Minister has given such a statement disappointed over the failure to fulfil his plans.
“The opposition has uncovered the government’s plan to allow a US-based company to loot the fish wealth of the state and leave fishermen in poverty. The Chief Minister has criticised our move as a great mistake. If this is a mistake, I will definitely continue doing such mistakes,” said Chennithala.
Attacking the LDF government, Chennithala stated that is not expected from a government loyal to the state and the public. “Despite saluting the fishermen who are hailed as the army of Kerala by the CM, the government tried to loot them. The people of Kerala will not forgive the government for this mistake,” said the opposition leader.
“Earlier the government has issued an ordinance for fishermen. As per the ordinance, 5 percent of fish caught by the fishermen should be given to the government. This ordinance is cruelty against the poor fishermen,” criticised Chennithala.
"The Chief Minister has stated that I am raising baseless allegations against the government. If so, he should give an explanation on this. I didn’t make any statement to mislead the public. Like previous incidents, the Chief Minister is trying to escape from all charges by making the officials responsible for it," stated Chennithala.