Kerala government lost Harrisons case on purpose: Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala

Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala also demanded an investigation into the repeated losses faced by the government in land-related cases.

Published: 12th April 2018 02:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2018 02:31 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala (File)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government deliberately lost the court case against Harrisons Malayalam Ltd by not fighting the case properly or presenting important documents before the court, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala said on Wednesday.

He also demanded an investigation into the repeated losses faced by the government in land-related cases. The government has now lost 38,000 acres on the heels of the losing 7,000 acres of forest land in Ponthanpuzha. It is a shocking fact that the Left government has been repeatedly losing land-related cases deliberately, he alleged.

Meanwhile, BJP MP V Muraleedharan alleged that the government lost the Harrisons case due to a conspiracy by the Law and Revenue departments.

The government deliberately lost the case in court by assigning inefficient government pleaders to fight the case. The government which says it has no land for landless people from the SC communities is competing with itself to award prime land to heavyweights, Muraleedharan said.

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