STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Minister Gets Pat from Oppn

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Binoy Viswom complimented Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala at a seminar

Published: 29th May 2014 09:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th May 2014 09:30 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday received a pat on the back from two of his political opponents for ‘Operation Kubera’, the police drive against illegal moneylenders.

 Opposition Deputy Leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and CPI leader Binoy Viswom complimented the Minister at a seminar on the drive organised by the Institute of Social Research and Action (ISRA) here.

 Kodiyeri, who urged the Minister to go ahead with the operation, however, cautioned him of a possible sabotage by some corrupt elements in the force.

 Recalling his stint as Home Minister, Kodiyeri said Chennithala should keep corrupt politicians and bureaucrats at bay to achieve the desired results.

 “Operation Kubera is the treatment for a symptom. Steps should also be initiated against black money, the root cause of such evils,” he said.

Binoy Viswom said Chennithala will be remembered as an able politician in future if he succeeds in missions like ‘Operation Kubera’. The society’s shift from simple living to luxurious lifestyle also contributes to the growth of blade mafia, he said.

 Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed, who presided over the function, opined that the people are still unaware of the ills of blade mafia. “Kerala has a high rate of police complaints, thanks to public awareness. Such an awareness should be cultivated against loan sharks,” he said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp