2018 September 20 Thursday
പതിനായിരം ബന്ധുക്കള്‍ക്ക് പകരം നില്‍ക്കാന്‍ ഒരേയൊരു ആത്മാര്‍ഥ സുഹൃത്ത് മതി.
യൂറിപ്പിഡിസ്

Congress urges Kerala govt to plan to seek aid abroad

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 3 (PTI) The Congress in Kerala came out Monday against the CPI-M led LDF government’s decision to mobilise resources to rebuild the flood-ravaged state, from non-resident Keralites, by deputing ministers to collect funds.

Attacking the government over its decision, Congress leader K V Thomas said Monday, “the state government should not humiliate the people of Kerala by going abroad seeking aid with a begging bowl.”

Urging Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to drop the plan, Thomas said, “Do not send ministers and officials with begging bowls to foreign countries.

This will dent the self respect and prestige of Keralites.”

“Do not humiliate Indians and Keralites who live abroad with dignity, he added.

He also put forward suggestions for rebuilding the infrastructure destroyed in the floods.

KPCC President M M Hassan said with ministers and officials going on foreign tours, the rehabilitation in the flood-hit districts would be affected badly.

“It is better for ministers to give up their tour plan,” he said.

Congress leader and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy also wanted the state government to put off the foreign tour plan and said instead the ministers should take charge of districts and coordinate the rehabilitation efforts.

“It is not the time for foreign trips,” he added.

The state cabinet had last week decided to seek financial aid from abroad through non-resident Keralites and from major cities in the country.

It also decided to depute a special team comprising a minister and officials to mobilise funds from abroad.

As many as 483 people have lost lives in the state since the onset of the monsoon on May 28 and 14 were still missing.


 


കമന്റ് ബോക്‌സിലെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ സുപ്രഭാതത്തിന്റേതല്ല. വായനക്കാരുടേതു മാത്രമാണ്. അശ്ലീലവും അപകീര്‍ത്തികരവും ജാതി, മത, സമുദായ സ്പര്‍ധവളര്‍ത്തുന്നതുമായ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ പോസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്യരുത്. ഇത്തരം അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള്‍ രേഖപ്പെടുത്തുന്നത് കേന്ദ്രസര്‍ക്കാറിന്റെ ഐടി നയപ്രകാരം ശിക്ഷാര്‍ഹമാണ്.