Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
March 30, Monday 2015 2:16 AM       

       HEADLINES: Keralites stranded in Yemen seek help                                              Confident of getting GST opposing states on board: Mani                                              Rajnath moves to new bungalow; neighbours include LS Speaker                                              India deeply valued Lee's friendship and his support: Modi                                              Blackmoney: Swiss banks seek fresh undertakings from Indians                                              Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'                                              Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour                                              Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria                                              Clarke to bid adieu from ODI cricket after World Cup final                                              Gutsy NZ ready for mighty Australia in WC summit clash                                              Sure Indians will be rooting for New Zealand: McCullum                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       KERALA Next Article: Rahul moots grassroot-level consultations in Congress  
       CPI MLAs told to donate minister's gift to public institutions
 
         Posted on :00:59:31 Apr 17, 2013
   
A A
       Last edited on:00:59:31 Apr 17, 2013
         Tags: CPI MLAs, donate, minister's gift
 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the offer of TV as a gift to MLAs by Kerala Agriculture Minister K P Mohan triggering a row, CPI Tuesday asked its legislators to turn over the sets they received to a public institution of their choice.

The party also mandated its legislators not to accept gifts offered by ministers.

"We feel that it is a wrong practice. Some say this is not the first time that a minister has given a gift to MLAs and there had been precedents. But it is a wrong precedent," CPI state secretary Pannian Raveendran told a press meet here.

Last week, opposition leader V S Achutanandan had returned the gift holding it would not be morally right to spend public money on largesses like this when the state was reeling under a grim drought with people facing severe drinking water crunch in many parts of the state.

Achuthanandan's action had caused some embarrassment to his colleagues in the CPI(M) and for the LDF as a whole as some of the party leaders have justified acceptance of the gift saying there nothing unusual about it.

Mohan, who belongs to the Socialist Janata (Democratic), had sought to playdown the controversy saying there was nothing new about giving gifts to legislators.

The Minister's largesse had drawn adverse coverage in local media with a section criticising the wisdom of spending a few lakhs of rupees from the public exchequer at a time government has to make additional provisions for tackling an unusually serious drought gripping the state.

A A
       KERALA
Next Article: Rahul moots grassroot-level consultations in Congress
 
 
KERALA HEADLINES
Confident of getting GST opposing states on board: Mani  
Keralites stranded in Yemen seek help  
VS seeks filing of case against three ministers in bar bribery case  
No consensus yet on my removal: George  
Temporary ban on Kalabhavan Mani  
KPCC not to intervene in George’s issue: Sudheeran  
George won’t be allowed to continue as ‘Secular’ also: Mani  
Congress to comply with Mani’s demand  
Antony-Chandy hold talks on George issue  
Mani will be in jail if he opens his mouth, says George  
School theft: Robber in police net  
17-yr-old youth goes missing  
Two-kg gold seized from flight loo  
Bar owner gives statements against Mani  
Mani adamant on PC George issue  
CM gets Mani’s letter seeking George’s removal  
CM is scared of George: Kodiyeri  
Ganja seized from dance school in Kochi  
It was not Mani who made me chief whip: George  
Two killed in car-scooter collision  
George issue left to chief minister, says Sudheeran  
CM refuses to accept P C George’s resignation  
Let them expel…, I will not resign: P C George  
More than 3000 Malayalis caught in Yemen civil unrest  
Police prevent media persons from photographing Nisham  
 
Is AAP heading for a split?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't Know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy