No need for a high-level meeting on Munnar eviction drive: CPI
Thiruvananthapuram: There is no need to hold a high-level meeting to discuss the Munnar eviction drive, opined CPI leader and Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan.
“It is quite inappropriate to convene such a meeting on the basis of an encroacher’s complaint,” he reasoned in a latter handed over to the Chief Minister.
Earlier, acting on the direction of all-party delegation headed by Power Minister M M Mani, CM’s private secretary M V Jayarajan had handed over a letter to the minister regarding the high-level meeting.
This was following a petition citing the measures undertaken by sub-collector to retrieve 22 cents of land near Munnar police station.
The petitioner cited that the sub-collector has violated the earlier decision to exempt small-scale encroachments.
However, CPI is firm on its stance that a meeting on the basis of a such a petition is unfitting.
In his letter to CM, Chandrasekharan cited that the revenue department has confirmed encroachment of land near Munnar police station and the particulars including the vakalat given in High Court were found to be fake.