More than 200 foreign trips by ministers during UDF rule, says Kerala CM

  • PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2016 22:37 IST
Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandi speaks to media in Kozhikode. (PTI File Photo)

Ministers in the previous Congress-led UDF government in Kerala, including the then chief minister Oommen Chandy went on more than 200 foreign trips in five years, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the Assembly during the question hour on Wednesday.

Chandy made six foreign trips while the lone woman minister in the previous UDF cabinet P K Jayalakshmi made only one trip to Nepal.

IUML leader and former minister for social welfare and panchayats, MK Muneer, topped the list with 33 trips followed by RSP leader and labour minister Shibu Baby John with 26.

Foreign trips by the other ministers included PK Kunjalikutty (25), KC Joseph (20), AP Anilkumar (21), KP Mohanan (15), Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (11), Anoob Jacob (9), Adoor Prakesh and PK Abdu Rabb 10 trips each and seven each for VS Sivakumar and Ramesh Chennithala.

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