MA Yusuff Ali criticizes opposition at LKS; says NRIs deserve better
Thiruvananthapuram: NRI businessman M A Yusuff Ali indirectly criticised the opposition who boycotted the Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS), the state government-sponsored programme to utilise the expertise of Non-Resident Keralite for the state development.
“There was a controversy over the facilities arranged for the LKS. But most of the delegates who come here use facilities far better than this. These are all far less than the help provided by the NRI community. They deserve better,” Yusuff Ali said while speaking at the LKS delegates conference.
The chief minister and the government were able to make a favourable atmosphere for NRI investment in Kerala. Soon after the CM held discussions with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, they expressed willingness to start a venture here. But some officials still oppose new investments, he added. The order to demolish Maradu flats caused loss to many NRIs. A law has to be made to ensure security to NRI investments, he opined.
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Resul Pookutty introduces healthcare project
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