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Album leaves CPI(M) leader facing the music

Press Trust of India Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on November 13, 2017

The CPI(M) State Secretariat has criticised the party’s Kannur district chief, P Jayarajan, for a music album that reportedly glorifies him. The Marxist party frowns upon creation of “personality cult”.

The CPI(M) State Secretariat, which met here on Sunday, chided Jayarajan, but said in a statement that it was natural to have self-criticism and criticism within the party, but a section of the media was distorting that process.

Both the party secretariat and Jayarajan today denied reports that he had ‘walked out’ of the meeting following criticism. The party has not taken any disciplinary action against the leader, it said.

Talking to reporters in Kannur, Jayarajan said the music album that landed him trouble was brought out without his knowledge. Jayarajan said all party members were subject to criticism.

“The party has every right to criticise me. It has played a great role in my growth as a politician,” he said.

The music album that narrates the political journey of Jayarajan in building the party has gone viral, triggering the row.

Published on November 13, 2017
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