CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has repudiated Surendran's apologetic stand on the Sabarimala issue.
Refusing to take the bait, Kadakampally Surendran said he had grown up in the culture of the working class and will always respect women.
The beneficiaries of this largesse are 31 people who were terminated from service 10 years ago from the State Cooperative Bank.
With elections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly just around the corner, the past row over allowing fertile women in the Sabarimala hill temple is once again taking centre stage.
Yechury said the government was duty-bound to implement the Supreme Court’s order adding that the Sabarimala issue was not a policy matter.
Kadakampally vowed that the final verdict of the Supreme Court would be implemented only after consultations with believers, political parties and the general public.
The Minister said that with the inauguration of these 18 tourism projects in seven districts, the government has completed more than 100 projects in the last six months.
The state has reopened most of its tourist centres, resulting in a consistent uptick in footfalls.
The most number of foreign trips were made by Minister for Tourism and Devaswom Kadakampally Surendran.
All pilgrims would have to register in the virtual queue system. Those from neighbouring states would have to bring COVID-negative certificates.