Ker family endorses SilverLine project during Union Minister’s protest campaign | Latest News India

Union Minister V Muraleedharan’s campaign towards the Kerala authorities’s flagship SilverLine project had a dramatic twist on Saturday as a family right here publicly endorsed the rail hall and knowledgeable him that they haven’t any downside in gifting away their land for a similar though he repeatedly tried to elucidate to them its ‘drawbacks’. 

The embarrassing incident occurred at Kazhakkoottam right here when the minister arrived to fulfill individuals and perceive their considerations relating to the semi-high-speed rail project by visiting their properties as a part of his anti-SilverLine campaign. 

Muraleedharan, within the visuals aired by the tv channels, could possibly be seen visiting the home of an aged couple and attempting to speak to them. As quickly as he stepped into their premises, the lady in the home raised slogans praising 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his growth programmes. “We are with the government…Our land is for the development programme,” she mentioned and needed the SilverLine project to be applied within the southern state. Though visibly stunned on the sudden flip of occasions, the minister tried to speak and persuade them however the aged girl mentioned she didn’t wish to hear something from him as that they had sufficient data concerning the project. Her husband additionally made it clear that that they had no points in gifting away the land and have been able to shift to a different property owned by the family if the current place is acquired for the rail hall. The girl instructed reporters that they have been hardcore sympathisers of the ruling CPI(M). 

The embarrassed minister later mentioned the target of his home visits was to know who have been supporting the project and who have been elevating objection and to hearken to their considerations. Muraleedhran continued the campaign by visiting different homes later. Local BJP leaders, nonetheless, mentioned the aged couple supported the SilverLine as their daughter was the ward councillor of the Marxist celebration. 

Meanwhile, Kerala continued to witness intense protests towards the proposed SilverLine alias Ok-Rail project which is envisaged to cover a 530-kilometre stretch from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod in lower than 4 hours. Various districts together with Kozhikode, Malappuram, Alappuzha, Kasaragod and Kochi witnessed protest on Saturday. 

The SilverLine project goals to ease transportation alongside all the north-south of Kerala and scale back the journey time to lower than 4 hours as towards 12-14 hours. 

The 64,000 crore semi-high-speed rail line would have 11 stations. The Left authorities within the state goes ahead with the SilverLine project which it had promised to the individuals in its election manifesto regardless of opposition and the CPI(M) and the federal government have mentioned the grievances of those that could also be affected can be heard. 

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