After a meeting with the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Friday, Kerala Sports and Industries Minister EP Jayarajan resigned.
Kerala Industries Minister EP Jayarajan resigns after facing nepotism charges— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016
A probe has been going on into the controversial appointments of Jayarajan's relatives in key posts in state public sector undertakings.
According to The News Minute, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told the press:
"By sending in his resignation, Jayarajan admitted to having committed a mistake. The party decided to accept the resignation since it would help maintain the dignity of the party."
#Jayarajan accepted before CPI(M) state committee that he commited a mistake by appointing close relatives: Kodiyeri.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) October 14, 2016
Jayarajan has been under fire from the opposition parties ever since reports about the appointments had surfaced. Both Congress and the BJP have been demanding his resignation.
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