Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Bandaru Dattatreya has termed the issuance of G.O. No. 272 as a violation of the Supreme Court judgement and asked the State Government to release the list of candidates admitted to Muslim minority medical colleges.

In a letter to Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, he alleged that the colleges were using the G.O. to deny seat to minority candidates in the 30 per cent management quota and "selling" it to other candidates for a hefty sum. He alleged that each seat was being sold for Rs. 45 lakhs to Rs. 50 lakhs to non-minority candidates denying the same seat to eligible and poor minority candidates.

Mr. Dattatreya said the State Government had no right to issue the G.O. and demanded its immediate withdrawal.

He said the colleges were violating all the norms and wanted the Government to appoint a committee to review the admissions made in the last five years. He said the seats left over after the counselling by minority college managements should be transferred to the convenor and allotted on the basis of merit.