Bangalore, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

Karnataka Minister for Women and Child Welfare Umashree is in a piquant situation on getting admission to Phd programme in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

Some Dalit organisations today alleged that the actor-turned politician had influenced KSOU to bring down the eligibility from 50 per cent in degree exams to 40 per cent. KOSU is one of the largest distant education varsities in the country.

A case has been filed by a Human Rights activists with the Lokayukta police demanding enquiry on the University reducing the eligibility marks allegedly to facilitate the Minister and punish the concerned behind the act. However, the Minister, speaking to newsmen here today, said the charges against her were baseless and her name was dragged unnecessarily.

'I have not used my official position to influence the University to reduce or change the rules prevailed. I have not met the University Vice Chancellor nor asked any of ministerial colleagues to support my application for enrolment for Phd," she claimed.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)