Students, KPSC-scam victims denied entry

More than 80 students from four colleges in the City had to return disappointed as the organisers denied them entry despite having a formal invite.

The students, who came to the venue half-an-hour before the interaction with Rahul Gandhi commenced, were stopped at the entrance, citing that their names were not in the ‘privileged’ list. A group of 10 to 15 students from the Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College and 15 students from the Al-Ameen degree college stood outside the locked gate, seeking the entry.

A lecturer from MLA College of Malleswaram said the college had a formal invite and a notification to bring select students to the event. When they went to the venue, the organisers said their names were not in the list.

The students alleged that the Congress party denied them entry to accommodate party workers to meet Rahul Gandhi.

Similar was the plight of a batch of KAS rank holders affected by the alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Public Service Commission. K R Suraj, the sixth rank holder in the 2011 batch, said “We are seeking justice for 95 per cent of students who are innocent in this entire corrupt selection process. We are ready to give an undertaking that the government can remove us from service if we are found guilty of corruption.” 

The candidates, including the first rank holder Gaurav Kumar Shetty, made a futile bid to submit a memorandum to Rahul Gandhi. Another group of candidates who seeking cancellation of the exams also were denied entry.

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