Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) P.K. Indira, the wife of Kerala Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan, on Monday expressed her ire over the manner in which a leading vernacular newspaper came out with a report that she broke quarantine norms and visited her bank in Kannur.
“How can a newspaper publish such false news? I was never in quarantine as I had come with my husband and I was doing all the domestic chores. It’s true that I visited the bank and I did it because I wanted to send a gift to my two grandchildren who are celebrating their birthday on the 25th and 27th. Is giving grandchildren a gift a crime,” asked an angry Indira, who appeared on her social media page.
On September 11, both Jayarajan and Indira had turned Covid positive and are presently under treatment.
Batting for Indira, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that it’s very strange that a section of the media is spreading baseless news.
“Do not know what is wrong if she went to the bank, where she worked. The news itself says she weighed a gold chain and what’s the big deal in it. The news that has come in a leading vernacular newspaper is misleading. There is something called media ethics and which has to be followed. This is not the right path to follow,” said Vijayan.