CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan | Photo: Akhil ES / Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Criticising the UDF-led opposition over protests against the SilverLine project, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has alleged that the former is trying to instigate a ‘Nandigram’ like situation in Kerala. Kodiyeri also pointed out that the government has no intention to have a war with the people and it is ready to have a discussion with individuals who are directly affected by the project. He made these remarks while releasing CPM’s development document here on Saturday.
“The opposition’s protest will be handled politically. The government is trying to have people on its side. It is ready to hold talks with individuals who are directly affected by the project. Those who want to protest can protest. However, if the duty of the police is obstructed, they will take measures to resolve it. There will be no government in the state if we continue to compromise with the protests. If the objective is to have a police shooting and create a Nandigram like situation, then that is not going to happen,” he said.
Citing protests against the GAIL project and Edamon-Kochi power highway, Kodiyeri pointed out that no project will be completed if the government continues to bother about protests.