Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Principal Secretary, Public Works, Tom Jose, proceeded on leave for three weeks from Monday. According to his office, he has proceeded on leave for Ayurvedic treatment and that the decision to go on leave from May 24 was taken well in advance.

The official denied that he was against the decision of the State government and an all-party meeting held in the State capital recently on the proposed project for national highway widening in the State.

It was he who prepared the memorandum submitted by an all-party delegation to the Centre.

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