DMK president M K Stalin has said he would meet Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to seek action against irregularities in the appointment of vice-chancellors in state-run universities.
Speaking to reporters, he said his party had already given a memorandum to the governor in this regard and has filed a case in the court over corrupt practicies in the state.
Soon after Purohit said on Saturday that corruption was running into crores of rupees in the appointment of Vice Chancellors of universities in the state, Stalin said that had Purohit taken action instead of merely speaking about the “corrupt practices” of the ruling party, the AIADMK’s rule would have come to an end, bringing relief to the people.
Reacting to the Governor’s allegation that money played a crucial role in the appointment of Vice-Chancellors to State universities, he said Purohit had raised the issue a day after meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. “It is not clear whether he took up the matter with the Chief Minister,” Stalin said.
On Saturday, addressing a conference on “Enhancing Quality Education” here, Purohit said he came to know about appointment of Vice Chancellors on the basis of exchange of huge amounts of money.
Purohit said he was not able to believe that first but discovered it himself and decided to change it. He said he had appointed nine Vice Chancellors in Tamil Nadu purely on merit.