"We have decided to clear the project and it has been decided to hand it over to the lone tender of Adani Ports," Chandy told reporters here after the weekly Cabinet meeting.

"We announce to the people of Kerala that on November 1, which is Kerala's formation day, the work for the Vizhinjam Port will begin and nothing is going to stop this dream project from going ahead," Chandy added.

Last month, two different committees that looked into the only proposal submitted by Adani Ports for setting up the Vizhinjam Port near Kovalam, a beach town, had given go-ahead.

And, as the Cabinet was all set to give its approval, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan had alleged that there was a Rs 6,000-crore corruption involved in the deal with Adani Ports. Hence, Chandy called an all-party meet to clear the air.

"At the all-party meeting, the Left Opposition was demanding that all agreements have to be made public. The only document that was not uploaded was related to the final bid," state Ports Minister K Babu told reporters.

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