K. Surendran | Photo: Biju Varghese | Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: BJP Kerala state president K Surendran condemned the LDF government that the decision to back off from laying survey stones of K-Rail emphasises its defeat before the people’s protest. Surendran said that the government understood that the project could not be realised as it did not attain the approval of the central government.
Surendran urged the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to apologise and quash the cases registered against the anti-SilverLine protesters. The Ministers came to know the anti-SilverLine sentiments of the public only when they visited residences seeking votes, added Surendran.
" Development projects should assure the welfare of the people, instead of the hidden motives, like extorting commissions. The Modi government in the Centre will never allow anyone to procure commissions by deceiving the public. BJP will not recede from the protests until the government addresses the real concerns of the people," said Surendran.
On Monday, the state government has decided to stop the laying survey stones for the Social Impact Assessment of the SilverLine project. However, the revenue department will continue the procedures of the survey with the aid of GPS.