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Fund raising: Only CM gets permission for foreign trip
 
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13: The foreign trip of Kerala ministers as part of raising flood relief fund is in crisis as they have not yet received the diplomatic permission of the central government and visa. The chief minister and other ministers had decided to conduct a foreign trip in order to gather funds from NRIs for flood relief works.

As per reports, the centre has granted permission only to chief minister for the trip and that too with strict conditions. The state government had submitted the request to the centre two weeks ago. If the permission is not granted within Wednesday, the journey of the ministers is likely to be cancelled.

It was informed that the chief minister will arrive at UAE on October 17 and a total of 17 ministers will visit various countries from 18 to 21. The centre has directed the chief minister to attend only meetings related to flood relief and not to take part in any official meetings, it is reported.

The chief minister is visiting UAE as it is the country that houses most number of expatriate Malayalis. Principal secretary Elangovan and media adviser John Brittas also will accompany the chief minister.

Meetings with the VIPs of industrial and business sectors have been fixed in the morning of all three days in all three emirates during his visit. The chief minister will address the NRKs in the evening. It is indicated that he will return on October 21 after attending the programmes.

The meetings with the VIPs in business sector are planned under the leadership of NORKA vice chairman M. A. Yusuff Ali. The journey also intends to seek opinions of people apart from raising funds for rebuilding Kerala. The members of Kerala World Assembly also are active in organising programmes.


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