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Music album lands Kerala CPI-M leader in trouble for ‘self-glorification’

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

kerala Updated: Nov 13, 2017 14:50 IST
Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
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The CPI-M state secretariat, criticised the party’s Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan for the music album that reportedly glorifies him in defiance of party principles that disallow personality cult.(Twitter)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongman in Kerala, P Jayarajan, has stoked a row for alleged ‘self-glorification’ in a music album, inviting the party’s wrath.

The CPI-M state secretariat, which met on Sunday, criticised the party’s Kannur district secretary Jayarajan for the music album that reportedly glorifies him in defiance of party principles that disallow “personality cult.”

The party secretariat in a statement said it was natural to have self-criticism and criticism inside the party, but a section of the media was distorting that process.

Both the party secretariat and Jayarajan on Monday denied reports that he had walked out of the meeting following criticism.

“Reports that Jayarajan had walked out of the meeting is a figment of the imagination of the media and the party has not taken any disciplinary action against the leader,” the party said.

Jayarajan said the music album that landed him in trouble was brought out without his knowledge. He added that all party members are subject to criticism.

“The party has every right to criticise me and 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 a row.

First Published: Nov 13, 2017 14:50 IST