Legal setback for Pinarayi over aide wife’s varsity job offer | India News

KOCHI: In yet another setback for the Left government in its tussle with Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on functioning of universities, the Kerala HC on Thursday allowed a petition against the proposed appointment of wife of CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s private secretary as a Malayalam associate professor in Kannur University.
The court decision comes as a blow to the ruling LDF as it was critical of Khan’s decision as Chancellor to put on hold the proposed appointment of Priya Varghese, the wife of K K Ragesh who is the CM’s private secretary, on the ground that it was “political”. It is the second setback for the Left front this month as a recent HC order had quashed the appointment of the vice chancellor of KUFOS, for violation of UGC regulations in the selection process, who had been asked to resign by the Governor for the same reason.
In both matters, the HC held that there has been…

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