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New Delhi: The CPI-M central leadership has reportedly expressed their disappointment over allegations of backdoor appointments of relatives in Kerala.
Sources said that the available politburo of the party which met in Delhi the other day observed that the controversy tarnished the image of the LDF government.
Controversy ensued for the four-month-old Vijayan government, which during pre-poll campaigning had promised a clean and transparent governance, after state Industries Minister EP Jayarajan, the number two in the ministry, appointed his close relatives to top posts in the state public sector undertakings (PSUs).
These included his nephew PK Sudheer, who is son of Communist Party of India-Marxist Lok Sabha member PK Sreemathy. Following a huge social media outcry, the appointment was cancelled.
The Congress has demanded a Vigilance probe into the role of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after a number of kin of senior CPI-M leaders got jobs in public sector organisations and as government leaders