Achuthanandan dig at `Kairali channel`
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 02, 2010, 22:29
Thiruvananthapur: Taking a dig at CPI-M supported Malayalam television channel 'Kairali', State chief minister and party veteran V S Achuthanandan on Thursday said the channel should have followed the example of Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar who recently pulled out from appearing in advertisements of Bhutan and Sikkim state lotteries.

Achuthanandan was responding to reporters query regarding the 'live telecast of Bhutan and Sikkim lottery draw result in Kairali even after government maintained that promoters of these lotteries were violating rules.

During the Independence day address, Achuthanandan had said that other state lotteries have become a bane in state's economy and were siphoning poor man's money.

Taking cue from the concern voiced by Achuthanandan over the craze for lotteries in Kerala soceity, Sreekumar had announced his decision not to appear in advertisements of lotteries.

Welcoming the actor's decision, Achuthanandan said actor was a model which others should emulate.

There have also been allegation of millions of lottery tickets from Sikkim and Bhutan being sold in Kerala and their agents indulging in tax evasions.


First Published: Thursday, September 02, 2010, 22:29

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