Thiruvananthapuram: Severe criticisms were raised against the LDF government's pet project, the Silver Line semi-high speed rail line, at the CPI state council on Thursday. Some leaders in the council meeting opined that the government should not prioritise the rail project when the public is exasperated with the pandemic. It was also noted that the project will impact the environment.
R Rajendran from Kollam kicked off the debate on the matter. Former ministers VS Sunilkumar and K Raju also joined him. Supporting a project that would never become profitable, will hamper the integrity of the party, they said.
The leaders said that the state has no potential to carry out a massive project like Silver Line. However, state secretary Kanam Rajendran reminded the fellow members that the project was mentioned in the election manifesto of LDF. It will not be appropriate for CPI to knock down the ambitious project of the government, added Kanam.