Sobha Surendran says veteran CPI(M) leader met thrice to discuss BJP entry; Jayarajan denies it

Thiruvananthapuram: Hours before the Kerala CPI(M) began its meeting to discuss the ongoing controversy involving veteran party leader and ruling Left Convenor EP Jayarajan’s possible defection, a top leader of the BJP said he held three meetings. This allegation was quickly denied by Jayarajan.

Sobha Surendran, the BJP’s candidate from Alappuzha is part of the party’s all- India team entrusted with the task of wooing leaders from other political parties.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Sobha Surendran said there were three meetings between her, Jayarajan and TG Nandakumar, a known power broker.

Sobha Surendran alleged that the first meeting was at the home of her sister’s son, the second in Delhi and the third at the state-run guest house at Trissur.

“These meetings took place from January 2023. While we were talking in Delhi, Jayarajan got a call and after that he was jittery. I assume that the caller was Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. I challenge Jayarajan to file a case against me for these statements I have made,” said Sobha Surendran.

Meanwhile Jayarajan who arrived for the CPI(M) meeting on Monday morning told the media that all of Sobha Surendran’s claims were false.

“I have never liked that lady (Sobha Surendran) and I have never met her. I have not even spoken to her over the phone. There is a deep-rooted conspiracy in all this I suspect,” said Jayarajan.

Now, all eyes are on the ongoing CPI(M) state secretariat meeting’s outcome.

Including Chief Minister Vijayan, quite a few top party leaders have expressed their displeasure over the Jayarajan episode, especially after his disclosure that he met senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar.

What has upset the CPI(M) is that he disclosed this on polling day, April 26.

SC mulls formation of expert panel to resolve grievances of protesting farmers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday mulled the formation of an expert panel to find a solution to the grievances of protesting farmers. During the hearing of a plea...

INDIA bloc protests against Union Budget, terms it ‘discriminatory’

New Delhi: The opposition INDIA bloc leaders on Wednesday staged a protest in Parliament premises against the Union Budget. They alleged that the Budget was "discriminatory" against the opposition-ruled states....

Very little to cheer about in Budget; only Bihar, Andhra gained: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday criticised the Central government over the Union Budget, saying that there was very “little to cheer about” in the Budget as it...

MP gave 29 LS seats to BJP but got nothing in Budget: Congress

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Jitendra Patwari on Tuesday criticised the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the state gave all its 29 seats to the party but...

Tax exemption only in new regime will encourage people to move from old one: Experts

Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of tax exemption only for those opting for the new tax regime will encourage more taxpayers to shift from the old to the...

HM Amit Shah’s verbal assault on Pawar-Thackeray evokes strong reactions from MVA, NCP

Mumbai: Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s strong attack on Nationalist Congress Party (SP) President Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena (UBT) President Uddhav Thackeray evoked sharp reactions from the Opposition Maha...

India has 26.52 cr students in schools, 4.33 cr in higher education: Economic Survey

New Delhi: India has 26.52 crore students in schools and 4.33 crore in higher education institutions, according to the Economic Survey 2023-24, tabled in Parliament on Monday. The document was...

14-hour work day: Govt pressured by IT industry; we are evaluating Bill: K’taka Min

Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister for Labour, Santhosh Lad, stated on Monday that the government is under pressure from the IT industry to bring forth new legislation proposing extra hours of work...

Nepali PM Oli wins vote of trust

Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has won a vote of confidence at the House of Representatives, a week after he returned to power. Leading a four-party coalition, Oli...

US saw no worrying outcomes from PM Modi’s meeting with Putin: NSA Sullivan

Washington: The US understands that India has historic ties with Russia that it will not cut off overnight but the important issue is whether or not New Delhi was deepening...

Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav two architects of LS election outcome: Abhishek Banerjee

Kolkata: In a significant statement, Trinamool Congress General Secretary and MP Abhishek Banerjee, on Sunday, said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav are...

Don’t doubt Israel’s determination to defend itself on every front, says Netanyahu

Tel Aviv: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a stern warning to the country's "enemies" telling them not to doubt Israel's determination to defend itself on every front. In a...

Read Previous

Sensex gains 500 points led by banks

Read Next

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi LS seat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :