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Yeddyurappa alleges irregularities in purchase of laptops

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

unit president and former chief minister today alleged irregularities inthe Department of Collegiate Education in connection with the purchase of

He demanded that the Minister forHigher Education Basavaraj Rayareddi resign from his post.

There was no immediate reaction from Rayareddi or the state

"The Commissioner for collegiate education M N Nagabhushan had written to the chief secretary to stop the tender process as there were irregularities. Ironically, Nagabhushan was transferred. Being upright is a sin and liablefor punishment," Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

Yeddyurappa said that in2016-17 the purchased 1.5 lakh at a cost of Rs 14,692 each.

However, this year, it paid Rs 24,692 for each laptop, spending Rs 10,000 more than what it had paid previous year for each laptop, he claimed, seeking to suggest that there were irregularities.

Besides asking Rayareddi to resign, Yeddyurappa demanded that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should get the matter investigated by a sitting High Court judge.

The are meant for distribution to SC/ST students.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:23 IST