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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST India

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.)

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