Chandy asks CPM to reconsider protest decision

Jayarajan was recently sentenced by the court for his derogatory comments against two judges for the court verdict on banning roadside meetings.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 19:42 PM IST

Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
on Saturday asked the CPI(M) to reconsider its decision to take out
a march to the Kerala High Court on Nov 15 protesting against
sentencing of senior party leader, MV Jayarajan, to six
months imprisonment for contempt of court.

These types of agitations would create serious implications
and would weaken the democratic system, he told a
Meet-the-Press programme at the Ernakulam Press Club here.

"Those who are afraid of judiciary are those who have
committed some wrong doing...I do not think CPI(M) is such a
party," he said.

Jayarajan was recently sentenced by the court for his
derogatory comments against two judges for the court verdict
on banning roadside meetings.

On the by-election to Piravom Assebmly constituency, which
has fallen vacant following the death of Kerala Congress
leader, TM Jacob, Chandy said UDF was prepared to face the
polls any time. The outcome will be a reflection of the
performance of the government and opposition.

Asked about the recent farmers’ suicides in the state, he
said a committee led by Additional Chief Secretary K Jayakumar
would visit Wayanad on Monday and submit a report.

Chandy said he would be visiting Delhi on Nov 21 and 22 and
meet Shipping Minister GK Vasan when he would take up the
state`s demand for a new port and shipyard. The financial
crisis of Cochin Port would also be discussed, he said.

PTI