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Kerala Ministers Made 205 Foreign Tours Since May 2011

A total of 205 foreign tours were undertaken by Kerala Ministers, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, of the Congress-led UDF government since it assumed office in May, 2011.

Published: 20th July 2015 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2015 10:15 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A total of 205 foreign tours were undertaken by Kerala Ministers, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, of the Congress-led UDF government since it assumed office in May, 2011.

This was stated by Chandy in the state assembly in response to a question by V Chenthamarakshan of CPI-M. Chandy himself made six foreign tours while Minister for Co-operation and Khadi and Village Industries C N Balakrishnan is the lone minister in his cabinet who has not made a single overseas visit during the period.

Minister for Social Justice and Panchayats M K Muneer topped the list with 27 visits abroad followed by Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty and Labour Minister Shibu Baby John with 21 tours each.

Among other ministers, K C Joseph went abroad 18 times, A P Anilkumar 14, E T Ebrahim Kunj 11, Adoor Prakesh 11 and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishan made foreign visits 10 times.

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