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Achuthanandan opposed various development projects: Vayalar

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 16:20

Kochi: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Saturday alleged that the opposition leader V S Achutanandan had strongly opposed various development projects in Kerala.

During the present Congress-led UDF government`s investors meet "Emerging Kerala" several projects had been opposed by the LDF, Ravi told reporters here.

The union minister said he does not have the opinion that several projects had come to the state during the term of previous Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem.

He was responding to media queries on the statement by Defence Minister A K Antony at a function in the state capital on Wednesday that he regretted that the atmosphere Kerala was not conducive for bringing defence related projects and that he had received better cooperation during the tenure of previous LDF government led by V S Achutanandan.

Asked if he agreed with Antony`s statement, Ravi refused to comment. "This was only a storm in a tea cup", he said.

He said Achutanandan had opposed various projects when Antony was the Chief Minister.


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First Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 16:05
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