DMK chief Stalin asks TN CM to suspend Anna varsity V-C

DMK president M K Stalin on Sundaydemanded that Chief Minister K Palaniswami immediately suspendvice-chancellor of Anna University M K Surappa who is facingan enquiry over allegations of corruption.

Hitting out at Surappa for continuing in office despitethe probe, he said it was a mockery.

Surappa has asserted he has done no wrong and said he wasready to face any probe, soon after the state government onNovember 13 announced constituting an enquiry committee underretired high court judge P Kalaiyarasan to go into allegationsof corruption in the university, financial irregularities andgraft charges against him.

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Stalin wondered why the state government kept pendingthe complaints against the top varsity official for ninemonths and sought to know what transpired during that periodof time.

The leader of the opposition in the state assembly, in astatement, said during the DMK regime (2006-11), when acorruption allegation was made against a Coimbatore-baseduniversity vice-chancellor, he was suspended and similarly,another official in Chennai also faced the same action duringthe present AIADMK regime as well, he said.

Surappas immediate suspension alone would lead to anhonest and fair probe, he said, urging Palaniswami to suspendthe official without any further delay.

Also, all the documents connected to the allegations ofcorruption should be brought under the control of enquirypanel, Stalin said.

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