CPM likely to constitute commission on allegation against EP Jayarajan

EP Jayarajan
In the allegation, P Jayarajan stated that EP Jayarajan's son Jaison was holding maximum shares in a director board of 13 persons and had a capital of Rs 10 crore. Photo: Manorama.

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM is likely to constitute a party commission on the allegations revealed by state committee member P Jayarajan against LDF convener E P Jayarajan.

P Jayarajan, in the recent CPIM state committee meeting, raised an allegation that E P Jayarajan's son Jaison and his wife P K Indira held stakes in an Ayurveda resort in the party stronghold, Morazha, in Kannur district.

In the allegation, P Jayarajan stated that Jaison was holding maximum shares in a director board of 13 persons and had a capital of Rs 10 crore.

The CPM stronghold of Anthoor Panchayat -- where the party candidates get elected unopposed -- granted sanction to the resort. It is to be noted that the Anthoor panchayat president P K Shyamala is the wife of M V Govindan, CPM state secretary.

Jaison and a businessman from Thalassery, K P Ramesh Kumar, are the founder directors of the resort.

M V Govindan on assuming office after the demise of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had told media persons after a state committee meeting that the party will not allow any of its cadres or leaders to get away with graft allegations. He has also said that the party will take stringent action against those indulging in nefarious activities, including consuming liquor.

P Jayarajan, while speaking to media persons at Kannur on Saturday, said the party would not allow any deviation from the core principles. However, he said that E P Jayarajan was a senior leader of the party and that the media was distorting facts.

The open stand taken by P Jayarajan in the party state committee meeting in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was present, shocked the party leadership. E P Jayarajan is a central committee member of the party and a powerful leader from the red fort of the party, Kannur. Pinarayi Vijayan, M V Govindan and P Jayarajan are also from there.

E P Jayarajan has been sulking ever since M V Govindan assumed office as the state secretary of the party as he had a grouse that being senior to Govindan he could have been considered for the party state secretary post.

E P Jayarajan, who is the former state industries minister, is now the LDF convener and has been on medical leave from the party for the past month.

(With IANS inputs)

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