Chief minister's promise of house for football star caught in red tape

Chief minister's promise of house for football star caught in red tape
Football star K P Rahul

Cheemeni: K P Rahul, who was the star of the Kerala team in the Santosh Trophy football tournament held in Kolkata last year, may have to wait longer for his dream house.

The chief minister had promised Rahul, a native of Peelikkode, a house considering his contribution to the team.

He had been sent a letter from the district collectorate regarding the house. But when the letter was delivered at his house, Rahul was away in Kolkata. It asked him to reach Hosdurg taluk office for further procedures.

Later, when Rahul arrived at his house and met the officials at the taluk office, they told him that they had informed higher-ups that nobody had turned up for the follow-up measures.

Now Rahul is clueless about how to proceed in the matter.

Born in a needy family, the football player lives in a tile-roofed house built on 10 cents at Chembrakanam in Cheemeni. Rahul’s mother Thangamany had received the land under a government scheme for poor people.

Rahul is now at home, recovering from an injury suffered after he skidded off his bike when a dog crossed the road.

His family is concerned over the government aid for a new house after the taluk office returned the file regarding the matter to the collectorate.

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