THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala has decided to file a review petition before the Lokayukta following the setback in his case against Higher Education Minister R Bindu.
The Lokayukta on Friday had given a clean chit to Bindu and dismissed the petition of Chennithala seeking a probe against the minister on allegations of misuse of power, nepotism and corruption in the re-appointment of Gopinath Ravindran as Kannur University Vice-Chancellor.
Chennithala said that he has decided to file a review petition since the Lokayukta had not considered the Governor’s statements and also not arraigned the chief minister in the case. "The recommendation, which is being made flouting the rules, shows the dereliction of the duty of the Lokayukta. Besides, the higher education minister’s recommendation to re-appoint Gopinath Ravindran is against the existing laws of the UGC which calls for misuse of power, nepotism and corruption," said Chennithala.