Split in UDF over Maradu flats row; RSP expresses disgust
Kollam: The controversial Maradu flat demolition row has reportedly led to a split among the members in UDF. RSP, an ally of UDF, has expressed disgust over the Front’s negligence to discuss the matter. Over the issue, RSP demanded stern action against the builders and officials who approved the flat construction by violating Coastal Regulation Zone rules.
RSP opined that the illegal flats should be demolished upholding the supreme court order.
Last day, MPs in Kerala have sent a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in the demolition issue. But RSP MP N K Premachandran has not signed the letter.
It is reported that he refused to sign as UDF has not discussed the matter and also the letter supported the builders. MP T N Prathapan also took a similar stance and refused to sign the letter.
As the Supreme Court order to demolish the illegal apartment complexes will affect over 350 families, 17 MPs in Kerala have sent the letter to the Prime Minister.
“Maradu municipality has been levying tax from the residents in the apartments. The court order is really unfortunate as the flat owners were unaware on the violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules”, noted the letter which demanded humanitarian approach from the Prime Minister in the issue.
Meanwhile, MPs T N Prathapan, N K Premachandran and Rahul Gandhi did not signed the letter. When Prathapan and Premachandran refused to sign over their stance, Rahul Gandhi failed to sign as he was out of station.