K-Rail project: Govt should convene all-party meet, says Chennithala
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala demanded that an all-party meet should be convened to discuss the issues and doubts related to the Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail) project. He also forwarded a letter to the chief minister requesting to stop all works related to the project until the discussion is held.
The state government is proceeding with the Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod semi-high speed railway project (K-Rail Silverline), which was rejected by the Ministry of Finance, with an intention to engage in corruption and real estate scam. The allegations related to the K-FON, e-mobility, brewery-distillery, Sprinklr data scam, Pamba sand mining and similar issues also make the latest project suspicious, Chennithala added.
Apart from being rejected by the Ministry of Finance, the project has not obtained any approval from the central government. Also no environment impact study was conducted. Even after the Revenue department asked not to go ahead with land acquisition, the government is proceeding with the project. This shows that their target is corruption, he added.
UDF is not against any developmental activities that are transparent and legal. But the opposition is responsible to stop any moves of corruption in the name of developmental activities, Chennithala added.