Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
Schools breeding hatred
access_time 14 Sep 2023 10:37 AM GMT
access_time 16 Aug 2023 5:46 AM GMT
May that spark not be extinguished
access_time 2 Dec 2023 8:55 AM GMT
A Constitution always in the making
access_time 27 Nov 2023 11:43 AM GMT
Debunking myth of Israel’s existence
access_time 23 Oct 2023 7:01 AM GMT
Homechevron_rightKeralachevron_rightLunch for Rs 2000 at...

Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' diaspora event


Thomas Issac


Thiruvananthapuram: With Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac time and again crying foul on the precarious financial position of the state, reports have emerged which show massive spending at a conference held here for the diaspora. Rs 83 lakh has been spent just for food and accommodation.

Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS) is a global meet of Keralite diaspora settled outside the state and it was first launched by the Pinarayi Vijayan government in 2018 and the expenses for the second edition held over three days from January 1-3 has come out with revealing figures, at a time when the state is having a hand to mouth existence.

Issac and Vijayan have been blaming the Centre for not giving Kerala its due share of taxes and say that one of the reasons for the state's poor financial position is because of that.

The second edition of LKS had attracted attention, when the Congress-led opposition decided to boycott the event after they found that the Vijayan government failed to do anything on what they had promised when the first LKS was held.

In the second edition, 351 delegates had participated in the event and the bill was footed by the Kerala government and the expenses statement now reveals for a breakfast it cost around Rs 550, a lunch for Rs 2000 and a dinner for Rs 1700.

The accommodation bills came to around Rs 23 lakh.

The opposition has time and again slammed the Vijayan government for extravagance as he was seen in indulging in several appointments in his office in the post of advisors and gifting cabinet posts as well, a scenario that was never seen in the state.

Show Full Article
News Summary - Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' diaspora event
Next Story