The CPI-M in Kerala today gave the go-ahead for reinducting its strongman E P Jayarajan, who resigned as minister in 2016 over nepotism charges, into the party-led LDF ministry.
The date and time for swearing-in would be decided by the chief minister, he said, adding that Jayarajan would be given the Industries portfolio which he held earlier.
Jayarajan, a party strongman from Kannur, holding the Industries and Sports portfolio, had resigned in October 2016 over nepotism charges.
However, the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, which probed the case, gave a clean chit to Jayarajan, stating that no criminal offence was detected.
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