Kerala assembly today paid rich tributes to four time state chief minister and senior most congress leader K Karunakaran who died here on December 23.
In his reference, State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said Karunakaran was a leader who was admired by all people irrespective of political affiliations.
His contribution to the development of the state as a trade union activist, parliamentarian and an administrator would be remember for ever, Achuthanandan said.
State Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Karunakaran's practical approach towards development contributed tothe growth of the state.
Opposition leader Oommen Chanday said one of the major contributions of Karunakran was that he made Kerala a naxal free state during his tenure as Home Minister in the 1970s.
Karunakaran rescued Kerala from the threat of naxalism, Chandy said. By taking police and people into confidence, Karunakaran initiated stern legal action against naxalites which was gaining roots at that time in Kerala, he said.
His role as an able administrator and in taking bold decisions for the development of the state would be remembered for ever, Chandy said.
Speaker K Radhakrishnan and other party leaders of both ruling CPI-M led LDF and Congress headed Opposition UDF also spoke on the occasion and paid tributes to Karunakaran.
The assembly was adjourned for day as a mark of respect to Karunakaran.
Kerala Assembly Pays Rich Tributes to Karunakaran
THE LATEST ISSUE
- India Sees Slight Dip In Covid Daily Count: Records 3,66,161 New Cases And 3,754 Deaths
- 34 Aligarh Muslim University Professors Succumb To Covid-19 In Last 18 Days
- 'Little Room For Judicial Interference': Centre To Supreme Court On Vaccine Policy
- Himanta Biswa Sarma To Take Over As Assam Chief Minister Today
- How India’s Top Sports Institution Let Covid Breach Elite Training Camps
- India In England: Prithvi Shaw Unlucky, Hardik Pandya Needs To Prove All-rounder Credentials
- Online Real Money Gaming: Why Present Is Imperfect And Future Is Tense
- For IPL Organisers, Loss Of Revenue Seems More Important Than Loss Of Lives Due To COVID
- Why Should Boys Have All The Fun? Sports For One And All!
- Why Virat Kohli Is Right And ICC Wrong: A Philosopher Looks At DRS
- Led By Debutants Why Indian Cricket Is On Top Of The World
- Will You Need An E-Pass For Travelling From Noida To Delhi? Know Here
- Fact Check: Can You Get Covid Even After Vaccination? Govt Clarifies
- Can Hot Water Bath Or Drinking Warm Water Prevent Covid? Govt Answers
- Covid: What’s Fatal Black Fungus Infection?
- UP: Seven Held For Stealing Clothes Off Bodies And Selling Them
- ‘I Would Like To Play Women Who Are Irresponsible': Konkona Sen
- Dramatic Equaliser Not Enough To Keep Title In Real's Hands
- Remainder Of IPL 2021 Can't Happen In India, Says Sourav Ganguly