None can say SC verdict should not be implemented: Kanam
Thiruvananthapuram: Going with the SC verdict in Maradu flat issue, Kanam Rajendran said none can say that the apex court order should not be implemented. It was the builders who violated the rules and the CPI will not safeguard them. The Kerala government has convened an all-party meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday as it was a humanitarian issue.
“The CPI does not feel that SC order should be violated. The CPI is a party which stands for enforcement of coastal regulation Zone laws. We have not said that the flats have to be demolished. It is the apex court which issued the directive. Then it does not make sense even if we say that it should be demolished.”
It was the builders who have violated the norms. They will not be protected by the party, Kanam said.
Meanwhile, the builders of the Maradu flats have disowned responsibility and said they are no longer responsible for the flats sold by them and have sold the flats legally to the present inmates. The builders gave a letter to Maradu municipality secretary stating they have no responsibility in the matter.
The SC had directed demolition of 5 buildings of Maradu flats for violating environmental norms under the coastal regulation zone act. The SC had directed to raze down the building by September 20 and the last date for the flat owners to evacuate ends today. The municipality notice states that if the owners fail to vacate the flats, they would resort to legal recourse without prior notice.