Dal badal or horse trading?

Some Congress and JD (S) MLAs in Karnataka have joined BJP in the last few days. Obviously they would have been offered a good packaged deal. Normally horse trading happens when there is a crisis in the government but in normal circumstances, this is surprising! They should remember that they were elected by the people on the basis of the party they represented. They are now betraying those who voted them to the Vidhan Soudha. But who cares? These opportunists should be banned from even contesting elections again and the Election Commission should recover the cost of conducting the by-election from them. Is anyone listening?

IT@Kerala: Log on to a successful tech space

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala has started its third year in office. The government is determined to develop Kerala as the most preferred IT destination in the country. A separate IT park in Kochi, the Smart City with a Dubai-based company as promoters, a proactive and supportive IT Policy, and successful implementation of projects based on Free Software are some of the achievements in the IT sector in Kerala during the last two years. VS Achuthanandan, Kerala’s Chief Minister, who also holds the IT portfolio, carries with him the dreams of the man on the street. “Apart from futuristic parks, we have the best IT-ITeS trained manpower, 75 per cent savings on start-up and operational costs, a strong datacom backbone and above all, a quality of life that is virtually world class,” says VS, as he is fondly called by his comrades. The Kerala Chief Minister interacts with Anil Philip on the achievements of the ministry, its performance and goals.
Ciol.com Monday, June 09, 2008

Industriesminister.kerala.gov.in

Official Website of the Minister for Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala.
When the LDF government came into power in 2006, the Industries Ministry was faced with the daunting task of putting the industrial sector in the State back on the track. As a part of an initiative to reach out to the people, adopting the latest technology and to make the state more business friendly, the Industries Minister, Shri Elamaram Kareem came out with the idea of having a dedicated website for his ministry. The official homepage of the Ministry of Industries and Commerce was launched on the 28th of November, 2007 by the Principal Secretary of the Industries Department, Mr. T Balakrishnan.
I was the Content Editor of this website till the end of the Ministry in March 2011.
(Last updated April 2011)