KERALA

Not against ADB, says DYFI

Staff Reporter

MALAPPURAM: DYFI State president P. Sreeramakrishnan said here on Tuesday that it was up to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan to clarify what he called the anti-people clauses of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) contract.

Addressing newspersons, Mr. Sreeramakrishnan said the DYFI had no blind opposition to the ADB. What the DYFI opposed was the anti-people clauses in the ADB contract.

He said the DYFI was not concerned about the differences within the CPI(M) leadership about the ADB contract. The CPI(M) leadership would find a solution to it, he said.

Mr. Sreeramakrishnan said the proposed Express Highway was not the need of the hour for Kerala.

The intervention of the court in some matters had led to weakening of the powers of the Legislature.

To intensify stir

The DYFI Sate president said his organisation would intensify its campaign against the increasing tendency of people to bow to `human gods' and superstitions.

He said the State meeting of the DYFI held recently in Kannur had resolved to intervene more effectively in matters relating to environment, anti-imperialism and secularism.

The meeting had felt that the organisation should have intervened more actively in the Sabarimala issue, he said.

The DYFI leader said that all people irrespective of sex should be given entry to places of worship, including temples and mosques.

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