Thiruvananthapuram: As per reports, Hibi Eden, a Member of Parliament, has proposed relocating the capital of Kerala from Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam.
In a private bill presented to the Lok Sabha in March, Hibi Eden requested for the capital’s shift to Ernakulam. The Union Home Ministry subsequently sought the state government’s viewpoint on the matter, emphasizing that further action would only be taken after receiving the state’s response.
Meanwhile, the state government expressed opposition to Hibi Eden’s suggestion, citing the presence of adequate infrastructure in Thiruvananthapuram. Since the formation of state in 1954, Thiruvananthapuram has served as the capital city.
Hibi Eden argued that Ernakulam, situated in the central region of Kerala, would be a more suitable capital. He stated that Thiruvananthapuram, located in the southernmost part of Kerala, posed challenges for peoples from the northern districts.
However, Congress leader and MP Adoor Prakash clarified that the Congress party had not taken a supportive stance on the issue and emphasized the difficulties involved in relocating the capital from Thiruvananthapuram.