Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa resigns amid row over contractor’s death


Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai amid a row over the alleged suicide of contractor Santosh Patil.

“An allegation is being made in opposition to me, ought to I come out of it clear or not?…for me to be proved as harmless, if I proceed as minister when the investigation is on, there will probably be a sense that I’ll affect the investigation. So I’m resigning as minister…I’m telling you that I’ll come out harmless and will definitely turn out to be Minister as soon as once more,” the BJP chief had mentioned earlier than tendering the resignation.

Addressing the controversy across the Karnataka contractor’s suicide and his minister’s alleged involvement, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had mentioned on Friday that KS Eshwarappa determined to resign of his personal free will and mentioned {that a} probe can be carried out within the matter.

Warning the opposition to not hinder the case, Bommai mentioned that there isn’t any want for the opposition to show into investigative officers as correct our bodies will do their work.

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