Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) state committee has flayed its district secretary in Kannur, P. Jayarajan, for alleged self-glorification. An angry Jayarajan left the state committee meeting before its conclusion, threatening to quit from the post. However, Jayarajan denied the reports and claimed that he did not leave the meeting.
The state leadership's assessment comes in response to a documentary and a music album that glorifies the leader. The criticism will be conveyed to lower units of the party.
Jayarajan reacted in fury to the assessment. He wondered what prompted the party to reach such a conclusion, pointing out that the documentary and album were not his work.
While talking to the reporters, he also said the party has every right to criticize him and has played a great role in his growth as a politician.
District committee note was provocation
CPM area committees had organized a protest meeting on September 8 against the misuse of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The meeting was called after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a supplementary charge-sheet against Jayarajan as an accused in the Kathiroor Manoj murder case. A sentence in a note given to speakers at the meeting read like this: “This is an organized plot to keep away from the people a leader who wipes away the tears of the hapless, and arrives like a God's messenger in front of bed-ridden patients.” The documentary and music album praising Jayarajan followed the meeting.