The Congress party on Friday raised a hue and cry about alleged corruption in the distribution of Tablet computers by the civic body to students of municipal schools.

According to Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam, “The civic body has asked for the purchase of Tabs which are outdated and the quoted price is way beyond the market rate.”

According to party officials, the BMC has finalised a company whose owner has connections to a BJP MP.

“Besides, the civic body is going to buy them for Rs 6,800 per tab, and since BMC schools have 3.5 lakh students, the total expenditure can tune up to Rs 200 crore. Such a lucrative scheme will then be implemented on the state level as well, giving rise to more corruption,” said city Congress leader Devendra Amberkar.