The main reason for Air India's plight today can be attributed to the two major decisions taken by the then Union Government in 2004.
Perhaps, Guru was to Kerala what Gandhiji was to India, as both understood the texture and the context of the milieu in which they were operating and developed indigenous and endemic solutions to the problems of their times.
Never waste a crisis, they say. Karuvannur is a reminder for Kerala to take quick corrective action so that the gains of a vibrant and widespread cooperative banking system are not squandered away at the altar of political expediency.
The call to strip the senior comrade of his cabinet post assumes more significance as he is the face of the second Pinarayi government's policies on school education, a key aspect of the character formation of the next generation.