K M Mani, Minister for Finance and Law, has said that the government will give a final nod to the projects presented at ‘Emerging Kerala’ only after a critical review.
He was interacting with mediapersons at the Press Club here on Sunday ahead of the investors’ meet, scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.
Mani has urged the political parties and organisations to propose creative ideas and avoid controversies as ‘Emerging Kerala’ is the hope of the state.
The objective is to showcase the opportunities in the state and to make the state investment-friendly by protecting the interests of the people. “No MoU will be signed at ‘Emerging Kerala’ as it is only a meeting with investors and a platform to share ideas on development,” he said. The state government has not approved any project till now, and it will address the concerns raised by the media and the public, said Mani. According to the minister, the statement of Prime Minister on the increasingly disturbing communal atmosphere in the state should not be seen as an indictment but merely a word of caution only.