33 foreign trips by M K Muneer during UDF rule

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016,11:04 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | 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 the five-year regime.

This was stated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Assembly during the question hour 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 M K 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 P K Kunjalikutty (25), K C Joseph (20), A P Anilkumar (21), K P Mohanan (15), Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (11), Anoob Jacob (9), Adoor Prakesh and P K Abdu Rabb 10 trips each and seven each for V S Sivakumar and Ramesh Chennithala.