LDF govt has illegally made 3 lakh appointments in depts: Chennithala

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Thrissur/Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (PTI) Escalating the attack over alleged backdoor appointments in various government departments in Kerala, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said the ruling Left Fronthas illegally made permanent at least three lakh employees.

Youth Congress workers continued their protest in front of the secretariattoday with some activists even managing to break through police barricades and enter the administrative complex. However, they were removed from the complex and later arrested, police said.

Chennithala, who met reporters at Thrissur, during his 'Aishwarya Keralam' march, said: 'This government has made at least three lakh permanent appointments illegally during its term.' 'When youngsters are protesting in front of the secretariat, government is trying to make illegal appointments and this shows the injustice towards them.' Several youths have been protesting in front of the state secretariat since January 26 demanding that the validity of the 'last grade PSC rank list' published in 2017 be extended by six more months.

'The validity of our rank list published in 2017 is only up to June 2021.Our demand is to extend the validity by six more months,' a rank holder said.

The Congress-led United Democratic Front has also been protesting across the state alleging backdoor appointments into various departments of the state government.

The Left government has, however, decided to counter the allegations and has been releasing the list of various appointments made by the previous UDF government before the end of its term.PTI RRT BN ADMINISTRATOR BN ADMINISTRATOR