The Kerala High Court on Monday asked senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader M V Jayarajan to appear before it on November 29 to face contempt of court proceedings for an outburst against judges in July.
A division bench of Justice A K Basheer and Justice Thomas P Joseph decided to initiate the proceedings against him following a direction from a larger bench of the court.
A three-member bench of chief justice J Chelameswar, Justice Basheer and justice K M Joseph earlier decided to go ahead with the contempt proceedings. It decided this while taking up a public interest litigation (PIL) on the issue.
Jayarajan, 50, while addressing a public meeting in July after a high court order against roadside meetings, used objectionable words against the judges who passed the order.
Jayarajan, who hails from Kannur, is a two-time legislator and a member of the CPI-M's state committee.