Media fabricated controversy surrounding EP Jayarajan, says MV Govindan

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Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary MV Govindan on Friday snubbed the controversy surrounding the allegations levelled against party central committee member EP Jayarajan as “fabricated news.”

Media created that news based on some of the internal self-criticism of the party. CPM has adopted self-corrective measures and will implement them appropriately. There is no need to drag it to the public through the media, he said.

He was speaking on a video on party position on the contemporary issues, released through the official handles of CPM.

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He did not mention the name of any leaders in the video. “When the media sought my reaction, I told them that they only made the news and they are discussing it among themselves. I cannot comment on something like that,” he said.

“Kerala is a part of India that still bears feudal residues. It is possible that party cadres may take the wrong path. Self-correction is an ongoing process. However, we will not allow any media to attack our leaders,” he said.

CPM cadres, including the politburo member, will visit houses in Kerala from April 1-20. They will listen to the criticism of the public, he said.

State committee member P Jayarajan had alleged in a committee meeting that EP Jayarajan accumulated wealth illegally through investment in a private Ayurvedic resort in Kannur, sources had told Mathrubhumi. State secretariat on Friday heard EP Jayarajan and decided not to probe the matter. It is learnt that EP told the committee that he has no investment in the resort and whatever his wife or son have are ot illegal. The party was not informed about it as they were not party members, he said.

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