Press Esc to close
Sunday 26 February 2017
News updated at 3:26 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 19.7°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Kerala minister slammed for meeting Modi

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20, 2013 (IANS):
Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John came under fire Saturday for meeting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to study the success of the Gujarat model of development. John had met Modi in Ahmedabad Thursday.

The Left opposition in Kerala and the Congress flayed John for meeting Modi.
Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan asked whether John's meeting had been cleared by the Oommen Chandy government.

"This is the third time that Modi has become the chief minister. Drinking water is not available in many villages of Gujarat. Poverty is rampant there. Is this Gujarat's model of development? An inquiry should be conducted into what transpired and how the meeting took place," said Achuthanandan.

A defensive Chandy said: "I was not aware of the meeting. With the media reporting it, I have asked John about it. We do not support the Gujarat model of development."
An embarrassed John said: "My only intention was to understand what was happening in Gujarat. I now realise that I should not have met Modi."

John is the lone legislator from the Revolutionary Socialist Party (B). Modi is scheduled to visit Kerala April 24 to attend an event at Sivagiri Mutt, the abode of social reformer, the late Sree Narayana Guru.

Achuthanandan, who is also an invitee to one of the events at the mutt, said he would not attend since Modi has also been invited.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Tracks laid out for the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series...

Tracks laid out for the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra...

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra...

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam along with candidates who won in the BMC polls...

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam along with candidates who won in the BMC polls...

Union Water Resources Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti along with party's candidate...

Union Water Resources Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti along with party's candidate...

BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Maharashtra civic polls and Odisha Local...

BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Maharashtra civic polls and Odisha Local...

BJP MP Varun Gandhi address during a meeting at town hall in Jodhpur ...

BJP MP Varun Gandhi address during a meeting at town hall in Jodhpur ...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523