CPM plans political campaigns for SilverLine, sees opposition plot – The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Under fire from various corners of SilverLine, CPM is ready to launch broad campaigns to politically defend the project. The party leadership plans to organize national campaigns for the project.
We learn that the CPM has decided to undertake activities at the organizational level to publicize the project after the party congress from April 6 to 10. The three-day meeting of the central committee of the CPM which started on Friday in New Delhi is expected to hold detailed discussions in this regard.
The party believes there is a deliberate false campaign to corner the government. It is in this context that efforts are being made to counter the same. The CPM tried to project the left-wing government of Kerala, the only state in the country led by the CPM, to the national level.
This is why the UDF and the BJP launched protests against the project. The issue was also debated in Parliament. Considering all this, CPM decided to go for big campaigns.
In a crucial move to get the project on track, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to secure central clearance.
Kodiyeri calls the protests anarchic
The CPM leadership continued its attack on those protesting SilverLine. In an online article published Friday by the party’s spokesperson “Desabhimani”, the CPM’s secretary of state, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, called the protests anarchic unrest. The government has already assured the masses that SilverLine will become a reality if LDF returns to power. “The UDF and the BJP, together with religious extremist forces, are launching a fake campaign against the project,” he said.