Jayarajan expresses regret over his remarks against CM

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014,19:17 IST By metrovaartha A A A

CPI(M) state committee member and former MLA M V Jayarajan today expressed regret over his remarks against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in a public function at Kasargod, yesterday.
Talking to newsmen at Kannur, Mr Jayarajan said ‘if his yesterday’s comments hurt any one, I am apologising.’
However, he said he only criticized, that Mr Chandy is the worst Chief minister who was carrying out more anti-people policies than any other Chief Minister in the last 55 years.
The comments of Mr Jayarajan came into controversy today and KPCC President V M Sudheeran demanded public apology while opposition leader V S Achuthananadhan said he would only reply on this controversial comment after examining the details of M V Jayarajan speech, when reporters asked a question about it.
Yesterday, Mr Jayarajan said that he was ready to go to prison for making certain comments against Chief Minister while addressing a commemorative meeting of M V Balakrishnan held at Uduma in Kasaragod District. But today, he withdrew his statements and expressed regret before the media.
Earlier, the Kerala High Court on November, 2011 sentenced Mr Jayarjan to six months imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on charge of committing contempt of court by using derogatory remarks against judges and the judiciary in a public function at Kannur on June 26, 2011.