Many of the LDF members and other social workers also participated in the protest.

Actor-MP Innocent protests outside Chalakkudy railway station demanding its development
news Politics Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 17:49

Actor and MP Innocent on Saturday staged a half-day protest outside Chalakkudy railway station demanding its renovation.

Innocent also alleged that the central government had neglected Chalakkudy constituency.

The strike began at 10 am and continued till 2 pm.

Many of the LDF members and other social workers also participated in the protest.

He demanded completion of development activities at the station and halt for Palaruvi Express at Angamaly and Chalakkudy.

He said that this strike is a warning and if the government doesn’t open its eyes, he would go for a public protest.

The MP said that in 2014, when he was elected, he had submitted a detailed report and petition to the central government and railway ministry seeking the renovation of the station and other developments, but no action had been taken till now.

He also alleged that new trains do not have a stop in Chalakkudy and that the railways have decided to reduce the number trains that stop there.

“Chalakudy railway station development cannot be delayed saying it’s not profitable. The ministry should immediately act,” the MP said in his speech.

The actor turned MP also shared his childhood memories associated with Chalakkudy railway station about he went there after eloping from home but got caught by the station master. 

 

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