The annual plan was cut short by 20 pc in the last fiscal and 30 pc in this fiscal. The capital expenditure came down drastically.
Jose, on his part, has a good rapport with Congress scion Rahul Gandhi, which he hopes will help him in the assembly polls.
He also urged the state government to constitute an expert committee to probe the corruption involved in the construction of the building.
As per information collected by NGO ‘The Proper Channel’, the flyover construction contract was given for Rs 41.27 crore.
By refusing to oblige, the Left is making it tougher for the rivals.
On Tuesday, opposition MLAs had stormed the well of the house after permission was denied for an adjournment motion to discuss the police action against Shafi.
The incident occurred on Wednesday during a protest by Congress-led UDF MLAs against the police lathicharge on Palakkad legislator Shafi Parambil and some Kerala Students Union activists.
Industries Minister EP Jayarajan, who spoke on behalf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said action will be taken against policemen if the inquiry finds them guilty.
The UDF leadership has got a major political advantage and the reaction from the senior leaders is a clear indication that the position taken by the front is correct.
It is expected to be a bumpy ride for UDF as infighting within the party has intensified over fielding of a Hindu candidate.
Though the party had earlier decided to field KD Martin, the state leadership insisted on Premkumar.
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Singh's comments were on AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal's statement that 'Muslims will continue to produce children'.