Health Minister should quit, says KV Thomas

Frederick Owens
August 24, 2017

KC Joseph, who gave notice for adjournment motion, said that the government which accepted and praised the High Court verdict in lavalin case, should be ready to accept the court's observations against the health minister.

It was the court who announced all admission procedures in the self-financing medical admissions.

The single bench had criticized the minister's decision to extend the deadline for applying for posts in Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, allegedly to include a party member with criminal records, without giving any reason.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan clarified that Shylaja has not done anything illegal and hence there is no need for her to submit resignation.

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Earlier in the day, the opposition had disrupted the House proceedings during zero hour over the issue but had agreed to cooperate with the proceedings later after a discussion with the Speaker, P Sreeramakrishnan. The opposition has accused the minister of messing up with the medical admissions in self-financing colleges.

The government had already moved the High Court to expunge the remark against the minister.

They also said the date was extended with a good intention and expressed confidence that the government would be able to convince the Court about its position. Lokayukta passed the order in a petition filed Ramesh Chennithala, officials at the Opposition leader's office said. The minister continued to face the wrath of the Opposition outside too as KSU activists waved black flags at her, while she was proceeding to the Assembly from her official residence.

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