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Kerala Industries Minister EP Jayarajan Steps Down Over Nepotism Charges

Earlier this week, Deepthi Nishad, who is the daughter-in-law of Jayarajan’s brother too resigned from the post of general manager of Kerala Clays and Ceramics Ltd following a controversy over her appointment.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:October 14, 2016, 2:21 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's Industries Minister EP Jayarajan on Friday resigned following controversies over the appointment of his relatives as head of key public sector units.

The resignation comes after the state government asked Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand to look into the controversial appointments to key PSUs made recently, including those of Jayarajan’s relatives PK Sudheer and Deepthi Nishad.

It is also a day after the state cabinet decided to bring a legislation to check nepotism in appointments to key positions in public sector units.

The main controversy was over the appointment of Sudheer - son of CPM central committee member and Kannur MP P K Sreemathy and a relative of Industries minister E P Jayarajan - as the managing director of Kerala State Industries Enterprise Ltd (KSIE). The appointment was scrapped after widespread criticism.

Earlier this week, Deepthi Nishad, who is the daughter-in-law of Jayarajan’s brother too resigned from the post of general manager of Kerala Clays and Ceramics Ltd following a controversy over her appointment.

Jayarajan is a powerful Marxist leader from the Kannur belt, but none at the top, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had supported these appointments.

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