Ramesh Chennithala’s ‘mark donation’ allegation is baseless: K.T. Jaleel
Aroor: Higher education minister K.T. Jaleel on Monday dismissed Ramesh Chennithala’s allegation that he donated marks. Speaking to media here, Jaleel said the opposition leader’s allegations were baseless and claimed that the Congress leader had made similar allegations earlier also.
“Earlier, Ramesh Chennithala had raised nepotism allegation against me but the high court rejected it. Then, he raised allegations over land acquisition for Malayalam University. That also got rejected. Now the land acquisition is taking place with the approval of the Supreme Court. There is no substance in such allegations,” Jaleel said.
“My private secretary also took part in the adalat. He is required for help but did not take any decisions during the adalat. Such allegations are false,” Jaleel said and asked Ramesh Chennithala to release the video which the congress claimed could prove the presence of principal secretary of Higher Education Department at the adalat.
“The decision to provide five more marks besides moderation was taken by the M.G. University syndicate. You should ask the Vice Chancellor (VC) regarding that. It is the syndicate that takes the decisions in each university. Those who are against those decisions can approach court. There is no pressure from my side in this regard,” added Jaleel.
In Kerala University, a deserving student was given reasonable marks, Jaleel said and added that the ruling LDF government will provide everything to those who deserve. Adalat does not take decisions, but opinions may be raised, the minister said.
“A student named Sreehari came to the adalat with a photocopy of his answer sheet. After examining it, teachers were of the opinion that Sreehari would have passed. The VC examined this and a third evaluation was conducted. Sreehari passed and we got a good engineer. Ramesh Chennithala should not try to belittle the government using such allegations. M.G. University and its syndicate are responsible for their decisions,” said Jaleel.