Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader VD Satheesan pointed out that the CPM, which had protested against the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, is advocating for K-Rail project. He also crticised the CPM’s double standards on the issue.
CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others have tweeted against the bullet train. How can such a high-speed train project be implemented here when a politburo member of the same party is the Chief Minister of Kerala? Satheesan asked.
If the Chief Minister goes ahead with the stand that the project will be implemented, the Opposition will also move ahead with the stand that it won’t be allowed here. There is no compromise on this matter. We are not against the bullet train. But the questions we raise need to be answered in a way that convinces the public.
Are the CPI and the Sasthra Sahithya Parishad, which oppose the project, communal outfits? The main job of this government is to approach consultancies. There will be strong protests against K-Rail in the coming days, VD Satheesan said.