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TVs belong to the government: Chakrapani

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Congress leader K.N. Chakrapani who has been accused of hoarding a large number of television sets on his premises by the Janata Dal (Secular) on Tuesday clarified that the television sets belonged to Department of Space, Satellite Communications and Programmes.

Addressing presspersons,. Mr. Chakrapani said the seven trucks carrying television sets had been parked near his house on Monday were waiting to unload the television sets into a warehouse situated near his house.

The warehouse was rented by Bharat Electronics Limited to store the televisions and it did not belong to him.

The documents circulated by Mr. Chakrapani at the press conference indicated that the Indian Space Research Organisation had indented to install “Receive Only Terminals” (ROT) in 62 schools, polytechnics and colleges in Bangalore.

The ROTs include televisions meant for educational programmes beamed by the UGC via Edusat in the classrooms.

The rental agreement document of the warehouse in question showed that the agreement was between proprietor of the facility M. Rajanna and Rajpal Tyagi, CEO of BML Telecom Services of Ghaziabad.

The warehouse is situated near Railway Gate at Kodigehalli, Sahakarnagar Post, Bangalore.

Giving details of these two documents, Mr. Chakrapani said he or any of his party colleagues did not have to do anything with the television sets and this could be a totally misguided campaign or could have some mala fide intentions behind it.

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