Chennithala alleges minister Jaleel intervened in adalat to inflate marks of failed students
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded a judicial probe against minister K T Jaleel into the incident of giving more marks through adalats and promoting failed candidates. He wanted Jaleel to resign from the minister’s post and face the judicial investigation. Chennithala also sought strict action against Jaleel.
The minister had recommended to give more marks to an engineering student at the adalat held under the MG University. The university authorities did not pay heed to the minister’s request and this was discussed at the Syndicate. The Syndicate had decided to offer 5 grace marks to all students who had failed in one subject besides the moderation marks. The Left supporters are behind the Syndicate. Chennithala said there is no provision to inflate the marks.
At the adalat, it was decided to give more marks to a student who had failed in the supplementary exam of the 6th semester. According to the National Service Scheme, more marks cannot be awarded to students. The university had earlier dismissed the student’s request on this. Later, the student participated in the adalat with the same request.
The opposition leader alleged that the private secretary of the minister had taken part in the adalat to intervene and this is violation of the law.As per the University laws, after the results are announced there is no provision to increase the marks. Chennithala alleged that the minister and the Syndicate had connived together and tried to pass the student who failed in the exam.
Meanwhile, minister K T Jaleel, reacting to Mathrubhumi News, dismissed the allegations as baseless. Jaleel said that the minister cannot intervene in the University decisions and has not asked anyone to inflate the marks. Whoever deserves to get marks will definitely get. “I am aware that I have not done anything wrong,” Jaleel said.