SignIn
Kerala Kaumudi Online
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 6.46 AM IST

Anti-social elements blocked Nobel winner; Levitt was a state government guest, says Kadakampally Surendran

kadakampally-

ALAPPUZHA: State Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said that anti-social elements blocked the boat. He alleged that a houseboat carrying Nobel laureate Michael Levitt in the backwaters here was blocked in the name of trade union activists.

Levitt, who received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was in Alappuzha with his wife and was stopped by the protesters near Kainakary here.

The tourism minister said Levitt is a government guest. “Levitt was here as a state government guest. We will also look into whether there were any lapses in providing security to him", he said.

Michael Levitt said it was unlawful to stop him as tourism was excluded from strike. He criticised it was an action that doesn’t go well with tourism and for Kerala.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION
TAGS: KADAKAMPALLY SURENDRAN, LEVITT, NOBEL LAUREATE MICHAEL LEVITT, MICHAEL LEVITT, TRADE UNION STRIKE
KERALA KAUMUDI EPAPER
TRENDING IN KERALA
TRENDING IN KERALA
X
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.