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Antony criticise bill on medical colleges in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvanathapuram 

Senior and former Union A K today criticised the government for adopting a bill in the assembly to regularise admissions made in two medical colleges during 2016-17.

The House should not have passed the Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Bill 2018 for regularising admission of students of the private Karuna Medical College, Palakkad and Kannur Medical College, told reporters here.

Alternative steps should have been taken to help the affected students and their parents, said, adding, both ruling and opposition should come together to end the cheating of private managements.

Former KPCC V M Sudheeran also came out against led UDF supporting the bill.

Meanwhile, Law A K Balan defended the bill and said the legislation was politically and technically correct.

Government expect that would accord approval to the bill, he said.

The issue of two medical colleges came into focus yesterday after the stayed Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) ordinance 2017 promulgated by the CPI-M led

The House on April four had adopted a bill to replace the ordinance with the support of led UDF opposition.

The bill was to regularise the admission of 150 students of the and 30 students of Karuna Medical College.

The had cancelled the admissions after it found that these two colleges had admitted students in violation of norms.

The government brought the legislation to overcome the situation with a view that the students should not be victimised.

Justifying the decision to support the bill, opposition had said that they voted in favour of the legislation considering the students' future and would not in any way side with "profiteering" of managements.

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 19:25 IST