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Senior CPI-M leader Jayarajan to return as Minister


Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M state secretariat on Friday gave the nod for the re-induction of CPI-M leader EP Jayarajan into the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, according to party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The swearing-in of Jayarajan, a central committee member of the party, would take place in the state capital on Tuesday. He will get back the industries portfolio, which he held when he quit on October 14, 2016, just four months after becoming a minister, following charges that he appointed close relatives to top posts in a state-run PSU. On account of his return, AC Moideen who held the portfolio will be given the Local Self Government portfolio. (IANS)

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