Hajj Minister of CPI(M) Govt in Kerala will be on a trip to the US with public money for his treatment

Editorial comment

This is the right punishment for the people of Kerala for electing such Ministers who spend public revenue (received as taxes) for their personal medical treatment.

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) – State Minister for Sports, Waqf and Hajj pilgrimage V. Abdurahiman will be on a US trip for 20 days for medical reasons. His trip has been sanctioned by the Government and all the expenses will be borne by the State Government. The order approving his travel said that the travel would be subject to the consent of the concerned ministries at the Centre. The matter has been reported to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

From August 2016 to December 2019, 17 ministers from Pinarayi Vijayan’s previous Government had visited 27 countries making both official and private trips. Out of these, the Chief Minister alone was leading the list with 14 trips. He had visited the US once for medical reasons and had gone to the United Arab Emirates on a private visit. The remaining 12 trips were official.

During that Government, Tourism and Devaswam Minister Kadakampally Surendran had made 13 foreign tours. During the tenure of the previous Government, Rs. 53,68,888 public revenue was spent on the travel of Ministers. Kadakampally incurred the highest expenditure of Rs. 14,65,872.