Thiruvananthapuram | A total of 205 foreign tours were undertaken by Kerala Ministers, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, of the Congress-led UDF government since it assumed office in May, 2011. This was stated by Chandy in the state assembly in response to a question by V Chenthamarakshan of CPI-M.
Chandy himself made six foreign tours while Minister for Co-operation and Khadi and Village Industries C N Balakrishnan is the lone minister in his cabinet who has not made a single overseas visit during the period.
Minister for Social Justice and Panchayats M K Muneer topped the list with 27 visits abroad followed by Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty and Labour Minister Shibu Baby John with 21 tours each. Among other ministers, K C Joseph went abroad 18 times, A P Anilkumar 14, E T Ebrahim Kunj 11, Adoor Prakesh 11 and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishan made foreign visits 10 times.
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