Litmus test

Print edition : November 11, 2016

E.P. Jayarajan (left) outside the CPI (M) headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram after resigning as Minister. Photo: PTI

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said that henceforth all appointments to public enterprises would be vetted by the State Vigilance Department. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, CPI (M) state secretary, announcing the resignation Jayarajan's resignation at a media conference. Photo: S. Gopakumar

Jacob Thomas, who suddenly sought permission to step down as Vigilance Director, for reasons unknown. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

The Left Democratic Front government in Kerala apparently tides over a crisis of credibility with the resignation of E.P. Jayarajan as Industries and Sports Minister following allegations of nepotism, but challenges remain.
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