UDF opposes lockdown extension in Kerala
Consider its socio-economic affect since persons are struggling, says V.D. Satheesan
The United Democratic Front (UDF) has requested the federal government to significantly take into account the socio-economic harm inflicted by the 38-day-long lockdown in the State. “The people are suffering. With no jobs, they are finding it hard to survive. The government must reconsider continuing the lockdown,” stated Leader of the Opposition V.D. Satheesan at Panakkad close to right here on Monday.
Mr. Satheesan was addressing the media together with the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leaders after visiting IUML nationwide chairman and State president Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal at his home at Panakkad right here.
Mr. Satheesan stated the federal government had provided a number of concessions to the individuals through the first lockdown in 2020 because it was earlier than the elections. “Now the attitude is different. The government should consider the pathetic situation of the people,” he stated, including that the UDF would quickly submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
However, he stated, the UDF would proceed to present unconditional assist to the federal government in the State’s struggle towards COVID-19. “What we need is an informed and judicious decision by considering all aspects, including the socio-economic impact.”
Row over tree felling
Charging the federal government with “criminal silence on the strange forest plunder” in the State, Mr. Satheesan stated two UDF groups would go to the controversial websites in Thrissur and Idukki districts quickly.
He stated the Revenue and the Forest Departments wouldn’t be capable to wash their fingers of the forest plunder. “Tahsildars and village officers are the custodians of the vested trees. They cannot evade responsibility.” The silence of each the CPI and the CPI(M) indicated that they have been defending the culprits concerned in the tree felling.
Mr. Satheesan stated the UDF had a transparent and powerful stand on the controversial group scholarships. “The present dispensation of scholarships should be continued. The government should evaluate and consider the other minority communities accordingly,” he stated. The UDF leaders accused the federal government of dilly-dallying in the scholarship challenge. The Opposition Leader was joined by IUML nationwide normal secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty, and IUML nationwide treasurer P.V. Abdul Wahab.
Mr. Wahab stated the federal government had did not distribute scholarships price greater than ₹100 crore in the final 5 years. IUML district president Sayed Sadikali Shihab Thangal; IUML State normal secretary P.M.A. Salam; Muslim Youth League State president Sayed Munawwarali Shihab Thangal; A.P. Anil Kumar, MLA; and Sayed Basheerali Shihab Thangal have been current.
Mr. Satheesan stated his go to to Panakkad was “heart-warming” and was in tune with an extended custom adopted by the previous leaders of the Congress, together with K. Karunakaran.