THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior Congress leader V M Sudheeran said humanitarian concerns should be taken into consideration in the issue of evicting Preetha Shaji of Pathadipalam, Ernakulam, and her family, who defaulted on a Rs 2 lakh bank loan. Posting on Facebook, Sudheeran alleged that banks have written off huge debts of big corporate houses to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh crore and have yet to receive repayment of loans to the tune of more than Rs 10 lakh crore.
While writing off such huge amounts for the sake of big corporates, evicting a person for the sake of Rs 2 lakh citing the court verdict is unfortunate, he said, adding that such a move will destroy the very existence of the family. It is sad such concerns did not come up before the court’s consideration. Banks has negated the constitutional guarantee of the right to live in this matter, he added.
Bank officials who are hand in glove with land sharks are taking these decisions only in the case of ordinary people. Big corporate houses are given consideration by banks while poor people such as Shaji and Preetha are facing hardships on taking a small loan. Banks that are showing cruelty to the poor, and the rich who try to exploit the poor without conscience have the same attitude, he said. Sudheeran added that all laws are for the human good.