Sebastian Paul, MP has opposed the demands to setup High Court Bench in Trivandrum as according to him
"a High Court Bench in the capital city as solely aimed at appeasing the vote bank."
Previously, Sebastian Paul, MP, has written to Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh opposing the move to shift the office of the Cashew Export Promotion Council (CEPC) in Kochi to Kollam.
Is Mr. Sebastian propagating division of Kerala on religious lines South for Hindus, Middle for Christians and North of Muslims!! If we take that justification to logical conclusion then I guess what "Vote Bank" is Govt. trying to please with the Prestigious Vallarpadam Terminal Project. (take a look at this website)
Or is he more worried about his votebank in Ernakulam Parliamentary Consistency? Is he worried that his "votebank" would not be happy that "the Kerala's only High Court Bench in Ernakulam" will lose its prominence if there is another bench in Trivandrum.
The Extend of Influence of Ernakulam Votebank can be seen from Last 07 Parliamentary Election Results of Ernakulam Parliamentary Constituency.
General Elections, 2004 (14th LOK SABHA): DR. SEBASTIAN PAUL(CPM Backed Independent)
General Elections, 1999 (13th LOK SABHA): ADV. GEORGE EDEN (Indian National Congress)
General Elections, 1998 (12th LOK SABHA): ADV. GEORGE EDEN (Indian National Congress)
General Elections, 1996 (11th LOK SABHA): XAVIER ARRAKKAL(CPM Backed Independent)
General Elections, 1991 (10th LOK SABHA): K.V. THOMAS(Indian National Congress)
General Elections, 1984 (8th LOK SABHA): K. V. THOMAS (Indian National Congress)
General Elections, 1980 (7th LOK SABHA): XAVIER VARGHESE ARAKAL(CPM Backed Independent)
This is Really outrageous!!