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Kerala govt, Centre on collision course over privatisation of airport

State says offer to match Adani's bid was rejected

Thiruvananthapuram airport, flights, kerala, aviation
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In a letter to the PM, Kerala CM Vijayan said it would be difficult for the local administration to cooperate with the Centre following the latter’s move

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to the Prime Minister, objecting to the Centre’s “unilateral” decision regarding privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram airport.

The state government has said that its proposal to match the offer made by the highest bidder — the Adani group — for Thiruvananthapuram airport was not allowed by the Centre, and therefore the people would oppose the move.

In the letter, the CM said it would be difficult for the local administration to cooperate with the Centre following the latter’s move. “I request your good self to intervene at this stage, so that the decision

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 7:50 AM IST

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