Bengaluru, Apr 16: The AICC seems to have prevailed over Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah and his son, Dr Yathindra. Accused of bagging a prestigious project at a government hospital, Dr Yathindra has decided to resign as the director of Matrix Imaging Pvt Ltd.
The allegation was that the company had bagged a plum project to set up a laboratory at the Bangalore Medical College. It was alleged that the project was given to the company only because the son of the chief minister was a director.
This charge was however denied by both Yathindra and Siddaramaiah stating that the right process was followed.
However when this issue came to light, the opposition sought for a probe into the matter. Later on the senior congress leader, Digvijaya Singh called Siddaramaiah and advised that his son should resign. Singh had said that he had suggested to Siddaramaiah that his son resigns from the post of director.
The allegation is that this company bagged three key projects only after the CM's son became its director. Dr Yathindra joined the company as a director on September 8 2014.
In the month of October 2015 this company was awarded the contract to set up a laboratory at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.
On November 18 2014 the tender closed to set up a lab at the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiological Sciences and Research in Mysore.
The company bagged this contract. In September 2014 tenders were called to set up a lab at the November 18 2014 the tender closed to set up a lab at the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiological Sciences and Research in Kalaburgi.
The tender process closed in November 2014 and the company bagged the contract.