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Not to be opposed without learning, the government must also make it clear; Shashi Tharoor MP with explanation on K Rail


  • This was made clear in a Facebook post
  • The MP said more time was needed to understand the plan
  • Tharoor said the state government should also clarify the matter

New Delhi: Shashi Tharoor MP on Monday said that the UDF MPs were not ready to sign the petition submitted to the Railway Minister against the state government’s K Rail project. The MP’s justification is that he will not oppose the Silver Line without studying it in detail. The position is that more time is needed to understand the project.

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However, he said in a Facebook post that his interpretation that he was in favor of the project because he did not sign the petition was incorrect. He said the state government should also clarify the matter.

The petition against the K Rail project was signed by 18 UDF MPs, including Puducherry MP Vythi Lingam. The petition clarifies that the project should not be implemented as it may cause environmental impacts. The petition states that the scheme is not beneficial to Kerala and the cost is unaffordable. In a petition to the Railway Minister, the UDF MPs demanded that the project be stopped in this situation.

In the petition, the MPs also demanded that K Rail should not cooperate in any way. Tharoor did not sign the petition as he was preparing to intensify the struggle against the project.

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According to the MPs’ petition, the Rs 63,941 crore project from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod is taking the state into account. The Railway Minister will discuss the issue with UDF MPs at 3 pm. Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnav called the meeting amid growing opposition to the Silver Line semi-high speed rail corridor.

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