Chandy opposes new admission system

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Kottayam, Apr 26 (UNI) Kerala Opposition leader Oommen Chandy today came down heavily on the state government for the move to introduce centralised admissions for plus one.

Talking to newsmen here he said it was detrimental to the interest of the students and would create practical and legal problems.

He appealed to the government to desist from the move to introduce the system.

The system was a failure when it was introduced in Thiruvanthapuram on experimental basis, he claimed.

Referring to CPI (M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan's statement against ''Nottakooli'' (pay without work), Mr Chandy welcomed the shift in the stance of the CPI(M) and said ''better late than never.'' Referring to the opposition against Hartals and Bandhs he said the UDF was ready to extend cooperation for the introduction of a code of conduct in this regard.

Referring to the present food crisis in the state he said the UDF could not accept the stand of union minister Pawar, what he said could be implemented only on a long term basis.

He also criticised the state government for not taking steps to bring down the price of essential commodities and blaming the union government for all. The government was interested in resolving the problems of ministers but not the general public, he charged.

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