Karnataka Excise Minister Manohar Tahsildar has reportedly been allotted an expensive SUV in violation of rules as the minister suffers from back pain.
According to a report by Times Now, Tahsildar had sought a Toyota Fortuner in lieu of the Toyota Innova, which he currently uses, and the government has acceded to his request.
The reason that he gave to demand a new car was that he has to travel from Bengaluru to his constituency in Hanagal, Haveri district, which is more than 300 km away, and this journey caused him a lot of pain.
According to Times Now, an order of the Karnataka government specifies that an official car cannot cost more than Rs 13 lakh. However, the Fortuner which he has now been allotted costs around Rs 25 lakh.