Kerala govt justifies Lottery ordinance
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Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010, 18:33
Kochi: The Kerala government on Friday justified the new lottery ordinance in the state high court and said it was not contrary to central act and rules.

Arguing for the state, Supreme court senior advocate Nitesh Gupta, produced the copy of the gazette notification containing recent amendment brought to the lottery ordinance 2010.

The ordinance stipulates that central act and rules should be complied by the government, the counsel stated.

The state also informed the court that no limit had been prescribed by the Constitution to the states for prescribing tax on lotteries.

The government was well within its authority to impose tax. Imposing more tax is to avoid competition, he stated.

Justice C K Abdul Rahim adjourned the case to Nov 19.


First Published: Friday, November 12, 2010, 18:33

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