Resort controversy was to destroy me, says EP Jayarajan

By Biju Paravath 

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EP Jayarajan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: LDF convener EP Jayarajan gave explanation to the resort-linked allegations levelled against him, at the CPM state committee meeting here on Friday.

According to EP Jayarajan, the allegations were a conscious move to destroy him and was aimed at personal attacks. The leader made the remarks without naming P Jayarajan, CPM state committee member.

“I am not a person who amassed wealth without the knowledge of the party. My wife and son have investments in the Ayurvedic resort in Kannur. The money from my wife’s retirement pension and son’s income were given to the company,” he said.

“It needs to be examined who is behind these attempts to defame me. I do not have any objection in the party probing the matter,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CPM leaders, who heard Jayarajan’s explanation, did not take any further action on the probe. The decision in the regard is likely to be taken by the state secretariat.

Reportedly, EP Jayarajan is accused of illegally acquiring property and building a huge resort and Ayurvedic establishment in Kannur. The allegations came in the limelight after P Jayarajan alleged that the CPM convener and his family had amassed huge wealth.

However, P Jayarajan later maintained that he was not aware of the matter. It was also alleged that when he made the accusation earlier, some changes were made in the company, including the director board.

EP Jayarajan’s wife and son are on the director board. Property worth Rs 30 crore was acquired to build the resort and Ayurvedic village, the allegations said.

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