Jayarajan all set to return to CPI-M-led LDF ministry
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (PTI) The CPI-M in Kerala
today gave the go-ahead for reinducting its strongman E P
Jayarajan, who resigned as minister in 2016 over nepotism
charges, into the party-led LDF ministry.
Addressing a press conference after its secretariat
meeting here, CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said
the party has asked for a cabinet reshuffle by inducting
Jayarajan in the cabinet.
The date and time for swearing-in would be decided by
the chief minister, he said, adding that Jayarajan would be
given the Industries portfolio which he held earlier.
Jayarajan, a party strongman from Kannur, holding the
Industries and Sports portfolio, had resigned in October 2016
over nepotism charges.
Jayarajan landed in trouble after appointment of his
nephew, P K Sudheer Nambiar and son of Kannur MP P K Sreemathi
as the Managing Director of Kerala Industrial Enterprises Ltd.
However, the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau,
which probed the case, gave a clean chit to Jayarajan, stating
that no criminal offence was detected.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)