Karnataka CM says ‘no want for opposition to be decide’ amid contractor dying row

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday but once more attacked the Congress amid protests over the dying of a contractor this week that has prompted the state minister, KS Eshwarappa, to announce that he would step down. The 73-year-old minister on Thursday mentioned he would give up amid the rising opposition strain.

As the Congress held an in a single day demonstration on the Vidhana Soudha, the chief minister, in his newest remarks, was quoted as saying by information company ANI: “Eshwarappa has decided to resign on his own, and will tender his resignation today evening. No need for the opposition to become an investigation officer or judge as everything will come out after the probe.”

His remark got here as Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar held a night-long protest on the state meeting together with different occasion colleagues.

Santosh Patil, a contractor, was discovered lifeless in Udupi on Tuesday. In a purported suicide be aware he had blamed the minister “directly” and his aides for his dying. He was mentioned to be harassed over bribes.


The Congress has mentioned the minister’s resignation received’t be sufficient. “Resignation is not a solution. A case of corruption has to be registered, then he (Eshwarappa) has to be arrested (in connection with the death case of contractor Santosh Patil)…,” DK Shivakumar informed reporters.

“His (contractor Santosh Patil) mother, wife, brother, everyone has alleged that he was tortured and was asked for a 40 per cent commission; where’s the FIR on that?… our agitation is not on behalf of DK Shivakumar or the Congress, it’s the voice of Karnataka,” he added.

An FIR was filed in opposition to Eshwarappa and two of his aides on Wednesday. “Under the government led by Basavaraj Bommai, I have worked as a minister till today. Today, I have made a decision that I will resign from the post of minister tomorrow (Friday),” the minister mentioned on Thursday night.

(With inputs from ANI)

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