KTR Involved In EAMCET-2 Leak: Telangana Congress
The Telangana Congress alleged that IT Minister K T Rama Rao was involved in the EAMCET-2 paper leak scandal.
Hyderabad | 30th July 2016
Members of the Telangana Congress alleged IT Minister K T Rama Rao's involvement in the EAMCET-2 paper leak scandal.
Addressing a press conference at the CLP office today, Leader Of Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, along with MLC P Sudhakar Reddy, claimed that the Congress possessed evidence that KTR was part of the scandal.
"The State government assigned the contract of online and offline registrations, biometric attendance and printing of OMR sheets for EAMCET-2 to Magnetic Infotech, a company reportedly owned by a close friend of KTR. The company was blacklisted by the SSC Board and Board of Intermediate Examinations. Despite receiving negative feedback from JNTU authorities, the State government assigned the contract to Magnetic Infotech. It was reportedly done at the insistance of the IT minister himself," he said.
Alleging that the EAMCET-2 paper leak earned more than Rs. 100 crores, Shabbir Ali demanded that the State government order a CBI probe into the matter.
"Since the case involves the kin of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, one cannot expect a free and fair inquiry from the State CID. Therefore, the government should order a CBI probe," he demanded.
He said that the Congress would furnish documentary evidence to the CBI.
Shabbir Ali accused the TRS government of subjecting thousands of apsirants to mental trauma by failing to prevent the leak, and ordering the test's cancellation. "The government is not being an accountable body. Ideally the Chief Minister should have stepped down from his post. But KCR is conveniently operating from his farmhouse. Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari is in the US and Health Minister Lakshma Reddy is busy with other activities. They are showing indifference. Both Srihari and Reddy, the EAMCET-2 convener, and other responsible officials should be sacked immediately," he said.
Commenting on the High Court's decision against the appointment of Vice-Chancellors by the State, Shabbir Ali said it was a blot on the government.
He said that so far the court had overruled more than 15 major decisions taken by the TRS government, including decisions on number plates, FAST and Parliamentary secretaries. However, instead of learning a lesson from the judgments delivered by the court against State government's "tyranny", the Chief Minister was loath to change his attitude.
Meanwhile, Sudhakar Reddy described the Chief Minister's review meeting with the newly appointed Vice-Chancellors as an insult to judicial process. "The High Court cancelled the appointment of the newly appointed VCs as it was against the norms. At the request of the Advocate General, the court granted four weeks' time for a re-appeal. Instead of honouring the judgment, KCR has ridiculed the judiciary by holding a review meeting with the same VCs," he said.
And shockingly, he said, the Deputy CM and the Health Minister, who should have been sacked for their involvement in the EAMCET-2 scandal, were present in the same meeting. "This is an insult to democratic process and the spirit of our Constitution," he said.
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