CM slams BJP, says Pillai's letter on NH development shocking
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan raised a sharp criticism on BJP after BJP state president Sreedharan Pillai’s alleged involvement in delaying NH Development in Kerala came into limelight. On Monday, finance minister Thomas Isaac revealed Sreedharan Pillai’s letter to union minister Nitin Gadkari requesting to delay the NH development in Kerala. Following this, chief minister called a press meet on Tuesday.
Pinarayi Vijayan criticised centre and BJP state leadership in the press meet summoned after cabinet meet.
“In his letter to union minister, Sreedharan Pillai asked to withdraw the notification to carry out land acquisition for National Highway development. He also requested to cancel the steps taken by National Highway Authority of India. BJP keeps a sadist attitude to let Keralites struggle in traffic block,” said chief minister.
He noted that political parties in a state should identify the facilities required and issues faced by the public. BJP has no basic idea on the responsibility of a political party, he added.
“Keralites realise all these facts. They should at least discuss the matter with the state government before sending the letter to centre. Or else they should discuss the letter with the public. But they secretly executed it to obstruct development in Kerala,” criticised Pinarayi Vijayan.
The chief minister also condemned BJP-led union government’s move against LDF ruling Kerala. He alleged that BJP tried to create split in Kerala society by challenging the renaissance values.