Controversial letter: TVM Mayor meets CM, files complaint seeking probe


Arya Rajendran. Photo: Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram corporation mayor Arya Rajendra has filed a complaint with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking a probe into the allegations against her over a controversial letter to CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagappan. It is alleged that the mayor had written a letter to the CPM Thiruvananthapuram district secretary seeking a list of CPM members for the appointment in vacant posts in the corporation.

In her complaint, she requested to carry out a detailed investigation and find the souce of the controversial letter.

The mayor visited the CM at the Cliff house here on Sunday. DGP Anil Kant also reached the Cliff house after the Mayor filed a complaint at the CM’s office.

Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, the mayor rubbished the allegations against her and stated that the letter is a fabricated one. She asserted she didn't write such a letter on her official letter pad. She also raised suspicion over the letter and added that she didn’t think the mayor’s office is involved in the fake letter in her name.

Arya Rajendran, the youngest mayor in the country alleged that there are attempts to defame her from the day she assumed office.

“ I didn’t see the original copy of the letter yet. The signature in the copy which was circulated widely is not clear. I suspect that the letter was an edited copy. I don’t suspect the involvement of my office behind this controversial letter. I trust the employees in the corporation,” added the mayor.

She pointed out that the matter in the letter was related to vacancies in the temporary posts which published in leading dailies including Mathrubhumi.

“ Details related to the content in the letter will be clarified in the investigation. I filed a complaint with the CM for finding the source of the letter. Party should probe the matters related to the controversial letter including its circulation. Being the mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram corporation, I will take action against corruption,” declared Arya Rajendran.

It is alleged that in the letter to the CPM district secretary, Mayor Arya Rajendran demanded a priority list for appointing party members to 295 temporary posts in the Municipal Corporation.

The letter mentions appointments to 295 temporary posts vacant in the health department on a daily wage basis.

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