CPM to discuss nepotism charges against Kerala minister KT Jaleel

On Thursday, activists of UDF’s youth wing organisations waived black flag at the minister when he went for a programme at the Kerala Law Academy.  

Published: 09th November 2018 01:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2018 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

KT-Jaleel-minister

Police removing Muslim Youth League workers who waved black flag at Minister K T Jaleel at Law Academy Law College, Peroorkada, T’Puram on Thursday | Vincent Pulickal

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With more evidence and allegations over nepotism charges coming out against Higher Education minister K T Jaleel, the CPM is all set to seriously look into the matter. The party state secretariat, which will meet here on Friday, will discuss the nepotism charges against the minister.

Meanwhile the opposition has been mounting pressure on the government. On Thursday, activists of UDF’s youth wing organisations waived black flag at the minister when he went for a programme at the Kerala Law Academy.  

With the opposition mounting protests seeking the resignation of the minister, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Thursday held closed-door discussion with Jaleel. During the meeting at AKG Centre that lasted for about 20 minutes, the minister is learnt to have clarified his version before the party secretary. However, Jaleel said neither the chief minister, nor the party secretary sought any explanation from him over the nepotism row.

Speaking to the media here Kodiyeri made clear the party will look into the allegations against the minister. “The CPM will discuss the charges levelled against the minister. If anybody has evidence, they can take the legal course of action,” Kodiyeri said.

A section within the Left front is clearly unhappy about allegations against the minister. Terming the charges serious in nature, a senior leader said the minister should have immediately revoked the decision instead of waiting for a controversy.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)
TAGS
K T Jaleel

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp