Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala University senate member, who is also an SFI leader, played an intermediary role for degree seat in government college. Mathrubhumi News has received a recorded phone conversation in which the senator demanded money from the student who sought admission. The student who got admission in Thiruvananthapuram Sanskrit College under Kerala University lodged a complaint with CPM leaders in connection with the issue.
The women leader who is a SFI Thiruvananthapuram district vice president and Kerala University senate member, demanded the money from a student from Vithura for admission to a degree course. Another SFI district committee member first asked for Rs 25,000 for getting admission breaking the criteria, and later gave a discount of Rs 5000.
They explained in the phone conversation that the money was demanded on behalf of the principal. The women leader said that the principal gave him admission as he belonged to a particular community, and other colleges charge a large amount for admission.
By the end of the conversation, the leader advised the student, who is also an SFI activist, that he should not go with SFI there, but should study well. The leader threatened the student as he could not pay the amount before the deadline, and the student lodged the complaint with party leaders.