Congress, BJP governments face laptop kickbacks charge

The complainant accused the ministers and officials of receiving a kickback to the tune of ₹25 crore in the procurement of laptops, which was meant for the labourers’ children.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 12, 2024 | 12:45 PMUpdatedJun 12, 2024 | 12:45 PM

Karnataka Legislative Council voting

A social worker has filed a complaint with Karnataka Lokayukta, accusing previous BJP and current Congress governments of allegedly taking kickbacks worth 25 crore in the Department of Labour procuring 7,000 laptops meant for labourers’ children. Each laptop was bought at a cost of ₹71,046 from the supplier. The cost is almost double compared to the open market.

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