Crucial CPI-M meet begins to decide fate of E.P Jayarajantext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M state secretariat, which is meeting today, will discuss the issue of backdoor appointment in PSUs and the fate of Industries Minister E.P Jayarajan.
The CPI-M’s central leadership has reportedly directed the party’s state unit to take stringent action against those who are involved in the nepotism row.
According to reports, Jayarajan has offered to put in his papers if the party demands.
Meanwhile, the Special Court (Vigilance) directed the bureau to file its reply by today on a complaint with regard to the alleged appointments.
The complaint in the Special Vigilance court had sought filing of FIR and registration of case against Jayarajan, who had allegedly appointed some relatives to key posts in state PSUs.
The complaint filed in the Vigilance court contended that nepotism amounted to corruption and sought registration of a case under Prevention of Corruption Act.
Besides the complaint in the court, three other petitions, including that of Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and BJP leader V Muraleedharan seeking filing of FIR and registering a case against Jayarajan, are pending before Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas.
Against this backdrop, Thomas had met Chief Minister Vijayan Thursday morning and held discussions. Vijayan also met party secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.