Kochi: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the supreme court decided to demolish the Maradu flats based on the report of a three-member subcommittee from Kerala. He also opined that the government should file an affidavit seeking permission to submit a new report. He said the government should not have informed the supreme court that it can demolish the flats based on the subcommittee report.
The opposition leader was addressing the media after meeting the flat owners in Maradu. He demanded that the state government should seek permission of the apex court to submit a fresh report. He added that the subcommittee gave the report without speaking to the flat owners in person.
When the supreme court directed that liquor shops should not function on the side of national highways, the government here had de-notified the national highways into state highways. So, they should withdraw the report of the subcommittees, he demanded. Chennithala also asked whether the government is with the victims, referring to their affidavit agreeing to demolishing the flats.