State should pay immediate attention to the problem: Karunanidhi

Besides demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities that had plunged Annamalai University into its present crisis, the CPI(M) on Wednesday wanted the State government to take over the institution in the interest of its employees, teachers and students.

In a statement here, CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said the university produced outstanding students during the days of the independence struggle and subsequently, but remained a pale shadow of its glorious days due to administrative irregularities.

“The probe should identify those who are irresponsible for the irregularities and recover the money which is said to be Rs 7,000 crore,” he said.

DMK president M. Karunanidhi said the State government should pay immediate attention to the problem and should not think that the cash-strapped Annamalai University was in some other State.

“The indefinite closure of the institution will severely affect the education of students,” he said.