CPI(M) chief and Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran finds herself in one more controversy with a letter purportedly written by her surfacing, wherein she asks the occasion for a listing of staff to be appointed to momentary posts in authorities places of work.
Whereas Rajendran has denied writing the letter, which appears to be on her official pad, the BJP seized on the matter. For the reason that CPI(M) got here to energy in 2016, it has confronted accusations of offering occasion staff backdoor entry into authorities jobs, which have been regularised later.
The BJP requested Rajendran to take up the matter with the police cyber cell and search a probe, if the letter was fabricated.
The letter, which first surfaced within the native media, was purportedly written by Rajendran to CPI(M) district secretary Anavoor Nagappan on November 1, in search of a listing of occasion staff for 295 momentary posts in city main well being centres of the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Company – together with one for a public well being skilled, 74 posts for medical doctors, 66 for employees nurses and 64 for pharmacists.
Denying sending such a letter, Rajendran stated: “I used to be not in Thiruvananthapuram on the date talked about within the alleged letter. The occasion will look into it.”
Nagappan, by the way, was much less categorical. “I can’t say that the letter is pretend, I haven’t seen it,” the CPI(M) district secretary stated. “The difficulty could be very severe.”
BJP state president Okay Surendran demanded that the company governing council be dissolved in view of the letter, and that Rajendran should give up. “Is it the position of the CPI(M) district secretary to fill jobs in an organization? Vacancies ought to have been reported to the employment trade. This job racket of the CPI(M) is a problem to the folks and the lakhs of jobless youths of the state. That is nepotism and violation of the oath of workplace.”
Celebrated because the youngest Mayor of the nation when she took over in 2020 on the age of 21, Rajendran has since run right into a sequence of controversies. The primary of those was her announcement of sports activities groups of scholars primarily based on their caste. She stated it was to make sure enough illustration, however the protests that adopted compelled the CPI(M) district management to intervene and the choice was withdrawn.
Then, in September, Rajendran suspended seven everlasting staff and terminated the companies of 4 momentary staffers of the company after they threw away their Onam meals in protest towards not being allowed time to participate within the pageant celebrations. They belonged to the CPI(M)’s personal commerce union, CITU.
Rajendran’s motion drew flak on social media, in addition to occasion colleagues like CPI(M) state secretary M V Govindan. CITU sought the staffers’ reinstatement, and Rajendran was compelled to conform.
Final month, Rajendran once more landed the CPI(M) in a spot when the Thiruvananthapuram company allowed a non-public lodge to make use of a portion of a serious street within the metropolis, falling underneath the state PWD, for parking. On the intervention of the federal government, the company later cancelled the settlement.
The newest controversy has the potential to snowball for the ruling CPI(M) given the demand for presidency jobs. In Kerala, 37 lakh folks, together with professionals, are at the moment registered in employment exchanges, and the federal government is required to first fill momentary posts from their rolls.
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