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Mangaluru: BJP seeks UT Khader’s resignation over alleged drug purchase scam

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UT khaderMangaluru, May 19, 2016: BJP has demanded the resignation of minister for health and family welfare U T Khader over his alleged involvement in an Rs 1,250 crore drugs purchase scam. The scam, district spokesperson of the party K Jayaram Shetty said pertains to a move by the department to purchase inferior quality drugs, and inflating prices of other drugs and selling the same.


Noting that the scam is now in public domain, Jayaram Shetty, former MLA said Khader no longer is fit to continue in the department and must resign both from his position as a MLA and as a minister owing moral responsibility. Noting that Khader earned the unique distinction of MLA from Mangaluru (erstwhile Ullal constituency to become a minister), the spokersperson said Khader by misusing his post and involving in corruption has brought shame to people of his constituency.