Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lottery: Isaac refutes charges

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac has accused the Congress and its allies of having come up with �totally flimsy and baseless allegations regarding the running of out-of-State lotteries in Kerala to cover up the support being extended to the lottery mafia by the Centre.

Dr. Isaac told a news conference here on Wednesday that none of the five allegations raised by the Opposition on Tuesday had any merit as the entire authority to control the lottery trade was vested with the Centre and there were repeated court verdicts tying the State governments hands.

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