Joseph C. from the panel discussion on the Silverline project. Sreedhar Radhakrishnan, an environmental activist, said that Mathew’s omission was highly inappropriate and reprehensible. The decision is purely politically motivated. Sreedhar Radhakrishnan wrote on Facebook that he came to know about the conspiracy when he was invited by K Rail officials and that Joseph C Mathew could not be replaced.
Sreedhar Radhakrishnan informed that he will participate in the discussion. Now the matter is not in their hands. It is in the hands of the people’s struggle and the Indian Railway Board. That is where its future will be decided. Then let such meaningless panel discussion dramas take place. He said there was no place left to say things.
Full version of the Facebook post:
Joseph C. Mathew cannot be replaced.
The panel’s announcement that Joseph C. Mathews was excluded from the Silverline panel discussion hosted by KRail was an extremely irrational, reprehensible and purely politically motivated decision.
Yesterday the KRail officer invited me. That’s when I realized the conspiracy behind this. The other engineer who sided with me on the criticisms of the Silverline project discussed with environmental activists and the general opinion was that I should attend, and talked with Mr. Joseph Mathew and decided that I could participate in the discussion.
KRail was notified that participation was only subject to the following (in the comment box) options and they texted me this morning acknowledging it.
Let me clarify one more thing.
Now the matter is not in their hands. It is in the hands of the people’s struggle and the Indian Railway Board. That is where its future lies. Then let such meaningless panel discussion dramas take place. We do not have a place to say things. It is the responsibility of every citizen to save Kerala from this scourge.