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Appointment row: Jayarajan’s relative quits as MD of Clay and Ceramics Ltd

Appointment row: Jayarajan’s relative quits as MD of Clay and Ceramics Ltd

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the controversy over the backdoor appointment of relatives, Deepthi, Industries Minister E.P Jayarajan’s relative, resigned as the Managing Director of Clay and Ceramics Ltd.

Deepthi is the daughter-in-law of Jayarajan’s brother. She joined the company one week ago.

The LDF government’s decision to appoint relatives of party leaders in key posts in state PSUs has triggered a controversy in the state with UDF and BJP demanding scrapping of the appointments and an inquiry into the matter.

The appointment of P.K. Sudhir, son of CPI-M's Lok Sabha member P.K. Sreemathy, as Managing Director of Kerala State Industrial Enterprise (KSIE) last week had raised a furore even in the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). As social media first took it up in a big way, followed by the media, the appointment was cancelled.

Veteran Marxist and Chairman of state Administrative Reforms Committee V S Achuthanandan has also criticised the government over the controversy.

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