Kerala Minister accused of nepotism resigns

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Kerala Industry Minister E.P. Jayarajan, charged with appointing his relatives to government jobs, resigned on Friday.

The resignation of Jayarajan, of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, had been demanded by both the opposition Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party ever since the reports about the appointments surfaced.