Congress objects to re-inducting Jayarajan as Minister

The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Thursday objected to the possible re-induction of CPI-M leader E.P. Jayarajan into the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet.

On October 14, 2016, just four months after becoming a Minister, he had to quit following charges that he appointed close relatives in a top post in a state-run PSU.

After he resigned, the vigilance department launched a probe. Last year the court cleared him of all the charges. Since then he and his supporters have been rooting for his return to the ministry.

Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said the re-induction of Jayarajan as a Minister would be immoral.

With Jayarajan being the senior most among CPI-M ministers, his re-induction, if it takes place, could make him the acting head of the government when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan goes abroad.



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