What’s surprising is that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who was supposed to inaugurate the seminar failed to turn up.
Meanwhile, as the situation at Vizhinjam continues to be tense, the state government on Tuesday appointed DIG of police Nishanthini with 5 SPs under her to ensure that proper security is maintained.
The port project was cleared and work began on it during the fag end of the Oommen Chandy government from 2011-16. When the Ockhi waves hit the port site in 2017, a lot of damage was caused, throwing the work into a limbo.
And adding to the confusion on Tuesday was a news item (which has by now gone viral) which had earlier appeared in the CPI-M party organ in 2016, which had slammed the Chandy government for giving the project to a corporate house, Adani. Today they say that this project is going to be a game changer for the state and the economy.