Controversy Over Padma Titles Baseless: K.C. Joseph
Kerala Minister for Cultural Affairs and Rural Development K C Joseph today
said there was no need for any controversy over choosing eminent personalities
for Padma titles this year.
The cabinet sub-committee had selected names of persons considering all the
yardsticks laid down earlier by the appropriate authority and accordingly a list
Later the cabinet had approved the list and submitted it to the Centre, he said.
He said that the state government had recommended the name of actor Madhu only
for the Padma title and he was awarded with Padma Sree.
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