THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Karamana-Kaliyikkavila NH Action Council has alleged local MLAs of sabotaging the NH widening works. Raising serious allegations against the MLAs, the Action Council is planning vigorous agitation, including road blockade.
Led by Gandhian Gopinathan Nair, the Action Council members will observe a fast in front of the Secretariat on Monday. PWD Former Minister M Vijayakumar, former MPs O Rajagopal and Pannian Ravindran, K Neelalohithadasan Nadar and Thampanoor Ravi, will take part in the fast. The date of road blockade and other agitations would be announced at the venue. According to Action Council president Mohan Kumar, the MLAs did not even bother to attend the meeting convened by the PWD Minister last month. “Out of the five MLAs, only Kovalam MLA Jameela Prakasham and Parassala MLA A T George turned up for the meeting.
This shows the commitment of the other MLAs to the issue,” he said.
MLAs, V Sivankutty, N Sakthan, R Selvaraj and A Sampath MP, were the others who raised complaints against the alignment.
“Also, after the meeting, a revised alignment was made based on the request of the MLAs. However, the MLAs are yet to sign the revised alignment. All these cause undue delay of the works,” Mohan Kumar said. He also added that the suggestion made by some representatives are meant to lag the works.
The Action Council had declared a road blockade back in October. Following the Chief Minister’s decision to call an all-party meeting, the Action Council had called off the strike then.
“Now we are planning a vigorous agitation to remove the impasse over the issue. We will go for Vilappilsala-model agitation,” he said.