The Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the Kochi Corporation will stage a protest at the corporation office on Monday against the findings of the State Performance Audit Officer’s report on the implementation of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) housing project.
Instead of taking action against a contractor who failed to complete the construction of a 12-storey housing tower for the landless at Kalvathy within the contract period, the Mayor returned the contractor’s security deposit, worth ₹91.22 lakh, without the corporation council’s approval, said a statement from the LDF.
The report, which was prepared after examining the project files and the site itself, finds grave issues in the implementation of the housing scheme, and a vigilance case must be registered against the Mayor, LDF leaders K.J. Antony and V.P. Chandran said in their statement.