The decision to accept his resignation was taken at itself the CPI (M) state secretariat that met on Friday.

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Kerala Indsutries Minister EP Jayarajan resigned from the LDF ministry on Friday, following the controversy over the appointment of his nephew to a top post in a Public Sector Undertaking.

The decision to accept his resignation was taken at the CPI (M) state secretariat that met on Friday. 

Party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that EP Jayarajan had put in his resignation on Thursday.

“By sending in his resignation, Jayarajan admitted to having committed a mistake. The party decided to accept the resignation since it would help maintain the dignity of the party,” Kodiyeri told reporters in a press meet. 

Saying that the Left Democratic Front government is different from the previous UDF government that had 8 of its ministers who refused to resign despite having vigilance cases against them, Kodiyeri said that EP Jayarajan’s resignation would set a good example to all.

"I am not interested in clinging on to the post. My resignation would only add dignity to the party's image. Hope you are happy now" Jayarajan told the media.

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