Thiruvananthapuram: IUML leader K.M Shaji, MLA, has come out in support of the Madhav Gadgil committee report on the Western Ghats conservation.
K.M Shaji, in an article published Wednesday in a Malayalam daily, has said he wants the Madhav Gadgil committee report to be implemented for conservation of the Western Ghats.
“Kasturirangan report is a diluted version of the Madhav Gadgil report. The farmers or common people are not in the group of people who even not recognise that report,” Shaji said.
“The political parties who sacrifice the issues like environment, which is to be considered for long time benefits, for short term political benefits should be questioned later,” he said.
Meanwhile, IUML secretary E.T Muhammed Basheer, MP, has said what K.M Shaji said in the article is the party's stand on the issue.
“The IUML’s stand is for the implementation of the Kasturirangan report. But, there are anomalies in the report, that needs to be rectified,” Basheer said.