Former Union Minister of Environment and Forests and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has lashed out against the Supreme Court order to demolish the flats at Maradu. He alleged double standards where DLF flats were penalised and the Adarsh Flats in Mumbai regularised.
In a tweet he said, "The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of apartments in Kochi that violate Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Yet, in similar case of violation it imposed penalty on DLF & regularised. It had stayed the demolition of Adarsh housing complex in Mumbai. Why such differential treatment?"