India: Karnataka minister to resign in connection with contractor’s death

KS Eshwarappa will quit his post today following allegations of corruption


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Photo: ANI
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Published: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 12:18 PM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday confirmed that Minister KS Eshwarappa will tender his resignation from his ministerial post today following allegations of corruption.

Addressing the reporters here, Bommai said, “Eshwarappa has decided to resign on his own. He will tender his resignation today evening. He has expressed that he will come out from all allegations soon. The police will investigate the matter from all angles.”

“No need for the Opposition to become an investigation officer or judge as everything will come out after probe,” the Chief Minister said.

Congress has demanded Eshwarappa’s arrest in connection with the death of contractor Santosh Patil who had alleged corruption by the minister.

“Resignation is not a solution. A case of corruption has to be registered, then he has to be arrested,” said Congress chief DK Shivakumar on Thursday.

Earlier, Eshwarappa announced his resignation following the row over his alleged role in the suicide of the contractor. He said that he will hand over his resignation to Chief Minister Bommai today.

Eshwarappa said that he does not want to embarrass anybody including the party high command.


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