Is Kerala CM’s overseas travel a front for money laundering?
The pacts that CM Pinarayi Vijayan signs during his “overseas family tour” are only “simple” papers. The reason is simple, no pact is official! It is a repeat of the ‘wrong tactics’ he implemented after his previous ‘controversial vacation’. But, millions of rupees are flying out of our taxpayers money treasury. Covenants with foreign governments must be signed by the Indian government. It is reported that Norway has offered assistance for the maritime cluster and fish aquaculture. CM spoke with Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Jornor Selness Skerejen regarding that country’s project started in Neendakara in 1953. During the interview, Pinarayi asked for additional help from Norway. But, the Neendakara project was a tripartite agreement signed by India and Norway under the auspices of the United Nations. The Kerala government has nothing to do with this deal. Another claim is the bagged “gain” due to the “agreement” with Norway for shipbuilding at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. But, such an agreement can only be signed by the Indian government.
And, says Pinarayi, it was agreed to hold a “Peace Conference” in conjunction with the Nobel Peace Center in Norway. But, such a conference needs the approval of the Indian government before organizing it. But it is the union government that decides where to hold such a conference. Again, it is the union government that issues visas to delegates.
That the Europe-UK Regional Conference of World Kerala Sabha was held at the St. James Court Hotel is considered a great achievement. But, it was a meeting of Kerala CPM supporters residing in the UK.
Another claim was the agreement that was reportedly signed by the Kerala government and the UK to facilitate the migration of health workers from Kerala. But, the agreement was signed with some private companies that provide services in the health sector. If this agreement is sent to Norka Roots in Kerala for signing, that would have been more than enough. But, five men flew to the UK, losing several lakhs.
The development of floriculture, agriculture in land below sea level, export of bananas, Room for The River and the model of flood control have been the agreement signed during the previous routes of CM; but, nothing materialized.