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Granting government land not good: Iyer

Published: 11th September 2012 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2012 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

Making clear about his stand on ‘Emerging Kerala’, former Supreme Court Judge Justice V R Krishna Iyer has said that he will support ‘Emerging Kerala’ only if the government doesn’t grant any of its land to private parties and if it brings development in the state.

In a press release, he said that if the government stands for socialism, secularism and democracy as stated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in his speech on August 15, 1947, that they must not surrender to the capitalist forces of our country.

He said if the cabinet had decided and discussed all the projects, then why not disclose it to the public. He also advised that the public should be allowed to voice their opinion on ‘Emerging Kerala’ and decide on the projects. Raising concerns about the infrastructure development policies, he asked the government why it has not appointed an expert commission to analyse the water transport project that can be developed for easing traffic.

“Universities and academic bodies should offer new ideas on development,” he said.

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