THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress on Saturday opposed the move by the LDF to reinduct E P Jayarajan to the state cabinet. Opposition leader termed that the move to bring back Jayarajan as minister immoral.

He said that the CPM itself had probed and reached the conclusion that Jayarajan was guilty of nepotism. The CPM leadership had warned Jayarajan and his close relative and MP P K Sreemathi on the issue. He said that CPM state secretary also had said that Jayarjan had confessed in the state secretariat that what he did was wrong. “Now, CPM is saying that vigilance has absolved him. How can someone who has been found to be a wrongdoer by the party be given a clean chit by the vigilance?” Chennithala said.

KPCC president M M Hassan pointed out that a party that came to power questioning corruption reinducting a person who was found to be corrupt as minister was totally immoral. He said that A K Saseendran who also had to go out of the ministry has been reinducted and chief minister ‘s fight against corruption would be complete only if is also reinducted. He asked if the scars of corruption will disappear in two years.

Hassan also said that the CPM that criticized the UDF government for maintaining a 21-member cabinet has now expanded it to 20. In addition, there would be three additional members in the rank of cabinet ministers once the CPI is given the post of chief whip, he said.

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