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Bill on medical college admission: BJP meets Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvanathapuram 

A BJP delegation today submitted a memorandum to the P Sathasivam urging him not to give assent to a to regularise admissions made in two medical colleges during 2016-17.

The ruling CPI-M led passed the in the assembly with the support of the headed UDF opposition.

BJP MLA O Rajagopal, who headed the delegation, told reporters that they submitted a memorandum to the urging him not to give assent to the as it was "aimed to help" the private managements that admitted students by "accepting bribe".

"We have sympathy towards the students whose admission would be affected", he said.

However, it was not possible to support this kind of irregular proceedings, he said.

The House had on April four 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.

Working Committee member and former Union A K Antony had criticised the government and the Opposition for passing the bill.

He had stated thatalternative steps should have been taken to help the affected students and their parents.

The issue of the two medical colleges came into focus recently after the stayed Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) ordinance 2017, promulgated by the government.

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

Holding that these two colleges had violated the norms, the had cancelled their admissions.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 19:30 IST