Former Indian athlete Anju Bobby George on Thursday filed a complaint in Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office against state Sports Minister EP Jayarajan for allegedly harassing her and other members of the Kerala Sports Council. In her complaint, George, who heads the Kerala Sports Council, said that Jayarajan threatened her and other members of dire consequences, after accusing them of supporting an opposition party, reported The News Minute. George and the council members were meeting the new sports minister for the first time after Left Democratic Front came to power last month following the state Assembly elections.

This is the second controversy that Jayarajan finds himself in in the last week. He had earlier said that boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died from septic shock at the age of 74 on Saturday, was "an eminent sports personality of Kerala and is one who has won a gold medal, thereby raising Kerala's position in the world".