New Delhi, Dec. 13 -- The Kerala government has approached the Supreme Court against the centre's alleged interference in the state's finances, and said that such interference hampers the state's ability to fulfil commitments in its annual budgets.

In a suit filed by the Kerala government, it stated that the state government deals with the executive power conferred on the plaintiff state under Article 293 of the Constitution of India to borrow on the security or guarantee of the consolidated fund of the state in alignment with the fiscal autonomy of the plaintiff state as guaranteed and enshrined in the Constitution.

Kerala Government, through its petition, said the Centre, through the Ministry of Finance (Public Finance-State Division)...