Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Education and Culture Minister M.A.Baby has said that both politics and political leadership have become infested with the rot of ethical decline.

Talking at the presentation of the V.Karunakaran Nambiar Award to journalist P.K.Prakash at the Kerala Press Academy on Monday, the Minister said that this decline was the result of absence of the leadership who were in the forefront of the national struggle for Independence.

Even judiciary and the media, which are the formal and informal systems in society for curbing the menace of this social degradation, are showing signs of being susceptible to this same malady, he said.

Amrita Television chief executive officer Neelan made the Karunakaran Nambiar Commemorative Lecture.