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Shameful Daylight Nepotism – Mayor Arya was summoned to the CPM state office

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Kerala (VSK). Further to November 5’s political outbursts in the wake of Mayor Arya Rajendran’s letter to CPM district secretary seeking the comrades’ list for filling the job vacancies under Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation ruled by CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF). All 35 BJP councillors and party leaders are meeting the state Governor seeking his intervention for Mayor’s resignation.

On (November 6) Mayor Arya was summoned to the CPM state office to give explanation to the party leaders including all state committee members belonging to Thiruvananthauram district.

CPM state secretary M.V. Govindan told the media that Mayor has already made it clear that the letter was a forged one and the back door appointments are not CPM’s cup of tea.

Mayor came out last night with a statement that she has not issued such a letter and it has never been a practice. She added that she was away on the day shown as the date of issue of it. And, inquiry is going on to find out the facts behind it.

It is to be remembered that once Arya had told that she avails digital signature and the work would not suffer when she is away from the city.

CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagappan reiterated his stand that he has never received such a letter and it was a serious issue. However, it was too early to say if it was a forged one.

But, no reaction from CPM pertaining to the letter sent by party’s Parliamentary Party Secretary (in the corporation council) and party leader D.R. Anil carrying similar contents.

And, no comment from any party leader regarding former Mayor V.K. Prashanth MLA’s statement that Mayor’s letter is not unusual and it has happened in the past also.

Meanwhile, Local Self Government Department Minister M.B. Rajesh stated that the above mentioned temporary vacancies would be filled through Employment Exchange. Of course, minister appears to be in a fire fighting mission.

Latest reports say, CPM district leadership meets on (November 7) to discuss the matter.

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