No more investments in Kerala: Ravi Pillai
Posted on: 17 Nov 2012
Kochi: RP group owner Ravi Pillai said that as the transfer of Kovalam palace became row, they are withdrawing from the discussions outside court. Though the government has called for an all-party meet, they wont attend the meet. Ravi Pillai in his interview given to Mathrubhumi News said that they are awaiting the decision of the court. He said he is not ready for any further investments in the state. He said Pinarayi Vijayan and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's children were given job in his establishments as they are qualified. As many as 70,000 people are working in his various establishments, which include children of many prominent people. He never approached a single leader for any favor and only sought CMs help, Pillai said. He said with an interest to invest in Kerala that he bought Kovalam place for Rs 550 crore from Leela group. But all expectations went futile after the reaction of one section of political party and its leaders.
He said every year they are giving Rs 10 crore as tax for Kovalam palace and more than 1000 people are working there. When industrialists get respect and acceptance from governments in every part of the world, in Kerala they are being insulted and humiliated.