CPM leaders have amassed huge wealth, says Union Minister Muraleedharan

V Muraleedharan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: In wake of the spat that has broken out between the two top CPM leaders in Kerala, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said that it has now come to light how the party leaders have amassed huge wealth.

The tiff now has been labelled 'Jayarajan Vs Jayarajan'.

Since Saturday, there is turmoil in the state's ruling CPM after P. Jayarajan at the meetings of the top brass, alleged that Left Democratic Front convenor and former State Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan and his family had "amassed huge wealth".

"It's time to make an assessment of the assets that have been garnered by the CPM leaders and for that, one will have to find out the asset base of their leaders before and after becoming legislators/ministers. What has now come out in the name of E.P. Jayarajan is only a tip of the iceberg," Muraleedharan, who is a senior BJP leader, said.

"Where did E.P.Jayarajan and his family get this huge source of funds? The practise of the CPM conducting a probe and closing the issue will not be accepted. Does Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have the guts to initiate a proper probe and it's on account of such things that the Enforcement Directorate comes into the state," he added.

E.P. Jayarajan's son and wife are directors of a company, which owns a Rs 30 crore ayurveda resort in Kannur, that was opened in 2019 and this was what P. Jayarajan had indicated.

On Monday, close aides of E.P. Jayarajan accused P. Jayarajan of having links with a gold smuggling gang and having failed to submit proper account statements of election expenses, when he was the CPM candidate during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


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