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Kerala: Former KPCC chief VM Sudheeran urges Governor P Sathasivam to refuse Professional Colleges Bill

VM Sudheeran wrote to Governor P Sathasivam on Friday urging him to refuse assent to the Bill and return it to the legislature.

Published: 06th April 2018 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2018 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

Former KPCC chief VM Sudheeran (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the Supreme Court turned down ordinance on professional Colleges, former KPCC chief VM Sudheeran wrote to Governor P Sathasivam wrote to the Governor urging him not to sign the bill.

Going one step further in his opposition towards the Professional Colleges Admission Regulation Bill, VM Sudheeran wrote to Governor P Sathasivam on Friday urging him to refuse assent to the Bill and return it to the legislature. In a detailed letter to the Governor, Sudheeran pointed out that the proposed enactment in the bill has the effect of perpetuating corruption and nepotism.

"It is pertinent to note that the State Legislature has quite strangely and unfortunately dared to promulgate a legislation in tune with the contents of the Ordinance. The purpose of the Bill is to regularise the admission which are already held as illegal and vitiated by corrupt practices. Therefore it is clear that the proposed enactment has the effect of perpetuating corruption and nepotism, that too in a case where the statutory committee and the courts have already interfered with," Sudheeran said while referring to the ordinance stayed by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The Congress leader further stated that the Admission Supervisory Committee has already found that the admission of students to Kannur Medical College and Karuna Medical College Palakkad in 2016-2017 was illegal, irregular, corrupt and vitiated by foul play and nepotism. Both the High Court and the Supreme Court had upheld these findings, Sudheeran said.

VM Sudheeran has been quite vocal in his criticism against the UDF for supporting the bill in the Assembly. On Friday, he wrote to the Governor when the state Cabinet is scheduled to meet in the evening to take a final call in the issue.

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