Though the Kerala government had agreed to pay Rs eight crore for the railway line between Nilambur in Malappuram district and Nanjangud in Karnataka, it was yet to provide anything, C P Varghese, Chairman of the UDF district committee alleged.
DMRC Principal Advisor, E Sreedharan had started the job and also opened an office in Kozhikode for the purpose.
But, now he is planning to pull out of the project as funds have not been provided by the government as assured, Varghese claimed.
Meanwhile, District BJP President, Saji Shankar confirmed that NDA has called for hartal for the same purpose.
Milk supply, newspaper and other essential services have been exempted from the hartal.
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