V Muraleedharan | Photo: ANI
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State V Muraleedharan rubbished the allegation raised by CPM that he had violated federal principles of the country by making interventions against the SilverLine project.
Earlier, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan stated that despite being a union minister V Muraleedharan has not done anything beneficial to Kerala. He also alleged that the BJP leader has violated federal principles by getting involved in the protest against the SilverLine project.
Observing the criticisms, Muraleedharan urged his critics to ask students who returned from Ukraine about what he had done for the state.
"I didn't know why CPM is having trouble with me visiting people who are likely to get evicted in the name of the SilverLine project. People have a clear picture of the project and its intentions," he said.
Those who want to know my contributions to Kerala must ask the students who returned from war-hit Ukraine and Malayalee fishermen who got rescued from Seychelles as a result of the central government's efforts. Therefore, it is futile to raise arguments by citing that I am violating federal principles, he pointed out.
"The CPM has levelled allegations against many people in the past. Those protesting against the K-Rail project have been accused of being extremists. Insulting protestors is the history of the Communist Party. It started before independence", he added.