BENGALURU:Teaching and non-teaching staffers of two private engineering colleges have alleged that former higher education minister C T Ravi took money from them, promising to regularise their jobs.
The staffers of PDA Engineering College, Kalaburagi, and SLN Engineering College, Raichur, have alleged they paid huge sums to the BJP leader.
Both the colleges are registered under the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society (HKES). Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy of PDA College, said, “We were told by HKE Society’s then chairman Shashil Namoshi to pay the money to Ravi to get our posts regularised and also to get a grant-in aid status to the college. We have paid Rs 2 lakh for non-teaching post and Rs 4 lakh for teaching post to Ravi through Namoshi.”
When they met Ravi recently, he told them that the money was deposited in the party fund.
“We also gave a complaint to BJP state president Prahlad Joshi.”
When contacted, Joshi said, “I have not received any complaints from anyone about this. There is no question of Ravi doing this.”
‘Politics Within Party’
Ravi termed this as politics within the party.
“I have not promised or cheated anyone. It is a false allegation and it is purely internal politics for the party president’s post,” he told Express.