Quick exit in Kerala
Quick exit in Kerala: If there is one thing that the ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala cannot afford, it is tolerance of corruption and nepotism. The resignation of E.P. Jayarajan as Industries Minister, following...
"Indeed, it was not only the national leadership of the CPI(M), but Mr. Vijayan as well who was keen on containing the controversy in its nascence. Even before the meeting of the State Secretariat of the party discussed the issue, the Chief Minister said, in a post on his Facebook page, that the Chief Secretary had been asked to probe allegations of nepotism. Also, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau decided to initiate a ‘quick verification’ of the charges. Mr. Jayarajan’s defence was more in the nature of an explanation: that he was being targeted for acting against corruption in the industries department. Letting the issue to fester would have resulted in criticism from within the CPI(M) as well as the opposition. The party’s decision to ask Mr. Jayarajan to quit eventually seemed no more than a formality."