K.R. Gouri, by introducing the land reforms Bill in the first State Assembly, has earned for herself a permanent place in the history of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.
The legislation changed Kerala society for ever, he said while inaugurating a meeting of former legislators organised as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Assembly at the old Assembly hall here on Wednesday.
The law introduced by Ms. Gouri was the basis for all changes in the agriculture sector in the State. Ms. Gouri spoke up for ensuring justice to the common man.
Every Assembly functioned on the basis of the desires of society. The Kerala Assembly has a rich history. The history of the Assembly is the political, social and economic history of society. That was why the first Assembly of a united Kerala gained world attention, he said.
Radicals across the world looked to that government with expectations. The land reforms Act, the education Act and the prevention of evictions were discussed by other Assemblies as well. The felictiations to Ms. Gouri and E. Chandrasekharan Nair who were part of the first Assembly would also become part of history, he said.
In her acceptance speech, Ms. Gouri said politics was for the service of people and that public servants should learn the history of Kerala. The Kerala Assembly should set an example to India and to the world, she said. Since Mr. Nair could not make it to the meeting, his video message was played.
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