• Airport row: BJP chief blames State govt.

    Bharatiya Janata Party State president Kummanam Rajasekharan has said the KGS Aranmula Airport Company has been “misusing” the in-principle clearance given to it by the State government in 2011 for repeatedly seeking Central clearance for the airport project.

    Talking to The Hindu from Delhi over the phone, Mr. Rajasekharan said he met Union Minister for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave on Wednesday afternoon and apprised him of the people’s concern over the new development.

    Mr. Rajasekharan said the Union Minister, who himself is a staunch environmentalist, assured him that the government would not give any clearance for the controversial airport project at Aranmula.He said the ToR had been issued by a nine-member committee solely on the basis of the entries given by the applicant in the pro forma submitted for the same.

    He said KGS had been repeatedly submitting fresh application before the EAC, citing the State government’s clearance and the industrial area notification issued in favour of the proposed airport by the State government. Dale Weise Authentic Jersey

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