The SC verdict was an academic exercise.
Kerala has been experiencing a perpetual and acute fiscal crisis and the crisis is multi-dimensional.
"A minister who deliberately violates the oath and undermines the unity and integrity of India cannot continue to enjoy my pleasure," the Governor said in his letter on Tuesday.
State Congress vice president VT Balram alleged that the Governor has been trying to utilise powers that he doesn't enjoy.
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan in his letter said that the statements of Balagopal criticising him were nothing short of a violation of the oath that he had administered to the minister.
Four science parks featuring cutting-edge technology and science research facilities will come up in the state at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
The global peace meet announced in the state budget for 2022-23 will soon be a reality.
There was no immediate plan to legislate on GST and legally exempt traders from paying SGST, the state’s share of GST, he said.
Raising concerns over Centre regarding fixing of states net borrowing ceiling, Balagopal has contended that liabilities of state instrumentalities do not come within the definition of state debt.
The government will provide all necessary support for the development of talent pool in the state, Finance Minister K N Balagopal has said.
The explanation was in a statement tabled in the assembly.
There will be one second prize of Rs 5 crore and 10 third prizes of Rs 1 crore each.
Satheesan said the Opposition had warned the government about OBBs much earlier.
As the GST Council commenced here on Tuesday, the states have also cited a recent Supreme Court ruling that decisions made by the Council are not binding and states need not stick to them.
Foundation Chairman Panniyan Raveendran presided over the function. Dr Vineeth V S delivered a lecture on the play ‘Chenkolum Maravuriyum’ written by N Krishna Pillai.
Reiterates that state reduced tax in excess of proportionate drop
But, the minister’s claim is misleading since the drop in sales tax revenue was a reflection of the cut made by the Centre.
The verdict upholds cooperative federalism and is welcome.
Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments misleading, Finance Minister K N Balagopal rejected his “request” to reduce tax on fuel.
According to sources, general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asked Balagopal whether he's willing to move to Delhi to work at the party centre.