No discord in party: CPM, Jayarajan

Industries Minister E P Jayarajan and CPM state leadership have denied reports of discord between the minister and party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

Published: 17th September 2020 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2020 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

EP Jayarajan

EP Jayarajan

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Industries Minister EP Jayarajan and CPM state leadership have denied reports of discord between the minister and party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. A section of media has reported that Jayarajan was unhappy over the controversy linking his son Jaison with gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh. A photo of Jaison with Swapna has since gone viral on social media.

One such report said the minister and family suspect Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Bineesh Kodiyeri was behind the malicious campaign. It was also reported that senior leader has plans to raise the issue before the party secretariat. In a statement issued here, the minister termed the reports baseless. “This (news of discord) is a media creation aimed at portraying the CPM and the Left government in a bad light. CPM leaders share a kinship and function accordingly,” he said.

As per reports ‘there are individual and organisational issues between Kodiyeri and Jayarajan’. But the minister termed them disconnected from facts. He also alleged that there are attempts to defame the party and the government in connection with the gold smuggling case. “Some are carrying out heinous campaigns against the family members of party leaders,” said Jayarajan. 

The CPM state leadership too rejected new of discord in the party. Terming the reports highly condemnable, the CPM warned of legal action. Coming up with such imaginary findings and propagating it amounted to breach of media decorum, said the party secretariat in a statement.

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