Vizhinjam protest: CM slams Latin Archdiocese

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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has raised a sharp criticism against Latin Archdiocese over the ongoing protest against Vizhinjam port. He was addressing the inauguration of Vizhinjam rehabilitation package here on Monday.

“Some people think that they can control anyone. But people of Kerala will always cooperate with the government,” said the CM.

Earlier, the Latin Archdiocese urged the fisherfolk to boycott the government's rehabilitation project after observing it as inadequate to meet their demands. The CM criticised the archdiocese by pointing out some pastoral letters.

The rehabilitation project promises a rent allowance of Rs 5,500 to 284 families housed in relief camps.

“ The government invited the fisherfolk to receive the receipt of the bank deposit worth Rs 5,500. This time, a person has forwarded a message claiming that the government is cheating the fisherfolk by issuing the bank deposit receipt. He should explain the reason behind raising false allegations against the project. But people arrived at the function by ignoring this false campaign. I’m glad that fisherfolk realised the government’s efforts to rehabilitate them,” said Pinarayi Vijayan.

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