The Vice-Chancellor of Tirunelveli
Anna University S. Kaliappan, who was allegedly attacked by DMK
MLA Maalai Raja on Sunday, met All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(AIADMK) leader Ms J. Jayalalithaa.
Mr. Kaliappan, along with his wife, met Ms Jayalalithaa at her Poes
Garden residence here, leading to ripples in DMK circle and the
When the media asked about the meeting Mr. Kaliappan said it was
just a courtesy call.
Contrary to what Vice Chancellors of Government Universities do
by always showing their loyalty to the ruling party, Mr. Kaliappan
calling on the Opposition leader showed that he was unhappy with
the Government for not taking action against DMK MLA N. Maalairaja
for his unruly behavior.
Mr. N. Malairaja had allegedly assaulted the Dalit Vice-Chancellor
during the university’s first convocation after he was denied a
seat on the dias. Mr. Malairaja, who is also a Syndicate Member
of the University, however, denied having assaulted the Vice Chancellor
and the Physical Education Director who came to his rescue.
The incident took place prior to an hour before the arrival of Deputy
Chief Minister M. K. Stalin for the convocation. Ms. Jayalalithaa
had been demanding action against the MLA, alleging he had engineered
the attack on the Vice Chancellor ever since the VC was attacked.