Kerala: BJP And CPI(M) Join Hands To Support Vizhinjam Port Project

by Swarajya Staff - Nov 2, 2022 01:22 PM +05:30 IST
Kerala: BJP And CPI(M) Join Hands To Support Vizhinjam Port ProjectFishermen led by Church representatives laying siege to under construction Vizhinjam port in Kerala (PTI)
Snapshot
  • CPI(M) leaders said that the LDF government is afraid to take action against the protestors as they fear riots, which could disturb the the law-and-order situation of the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) have come together to back the Vizhinjam counter-protest that is being held in support of the port project.

The counter-protest is being held by a bunch of local outfits and is backed by both the parties as they believe that the coming of the Vizhinjam port will usher in prosperity and development.

District Secretaries of the CPI(M) Anavoor Nagappan and the BJP, VV Rajesh addressed a long march to the State Secretariat.

There have been a number of orders from the Kerala High Court directing the protestors to evacuate the site and asking the state government to provide police protection so that the project can go on.

However, the protestors have remained adamant on staying put and obstructing work. The latest order was on 1 November.

CPI(M) leaders said that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government is afraid to take action against the protestors because they fear it could cause riots and trouble the law-and-order situation of the state.  

The Adani Group, which had bagged the project had moved a contempt petition against the Kerala government for not implementing the High Court orders. It had also written to the Kerala government to recover the 100-crore loss caused by the protest from the Latin Archdiocese.

Also Read: Vatican Flags At Vizhinjam Port — What Forebodes God’s Own Country?

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.