Mark moderation row: Video proves Minister Jaleel’s claim wrong
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Higher Education K. T. Jaleel’s claims regarding the liberal granting of marks to BTech student in MG University has proved to be wrong as video footage of his private secretary Dr. Sharafudheen attending the adalat in the university comes to light. Mathrubhumi News aired the visuals.
Earlier, the minister had claimed that his private secretary returned after delivering the felicitation speech at the inaugural ceremony of the adalat. But the visuals received by Mathrubhumi News shows Sharafudheen being present at the certificate distribution ceremony which was held after an hour of settling the adalat. He can also be seen interacting with university officials and higher education secretary.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and others had alleged that minister K. T. Jaleel’s private secretary attended the adalat and one mark was granted to a student as per his instruction. In response to this, the minister had explained that his private secretary left the event after delivering the felicitation speech.
MG University syndicate member Dr. P. K. Harikumar had admitted the other day that the adalat’s decision to grant extra marks in BTech exam was unlawful. He said in a press meet that the adalat has no power to grant marks. Harikumar is CPM district secretariat member.