NEW DELHI: Karnataka rural improvement and panchayat raj (RDPR) minister KS Eshwarappa tendered his resignation from the Basavaraja Bommai cupboard on Friday night.
Eshwarappa had been below stress after being embroiled within the suicide of a civil contractor.
The BJP chief nonetheless sounded assured that he’ll come out clear within the probe and rejoin the cupboard.
“An allegation is being made in opposition to me, ought to I come filter of it or not?…for me to come back clear as harmless, if I proceed as minister when investigation is on, there shall be a sense that I could affect the investigation. So I am resigning as Minister…I am telling you that I’ll come out harmless and will definitely develop into minister as soon as once more,” Eshwarappa mentioned earlier than resigning.
He additionally appeared to have the chief minister’s help.
“I spoke to him yesterday, he’s of a transparent stand and is voluntarily resigning. He has mentioned that he’s hundred per cent harmless. He has requested for an investigation to occur on the earliest and is assured of popping out clear from the allegations in opposition to him,” chief minister Bommai instructed reporters in Bengaluru.
Eshwarappa had initially denied involvement within the contractor’s suicide and resolved to not resign. Nonetheless his place grew to become untenable after he was named within the FIR, together with just a few others, for abetment of suicide and different costs.
Santhosh Ok Patil, 40, a contractor and BJP chief from Belagavi who made graft allegations in opposition to Eshwarappa, dedicated suicide by consuming poison on Tuesday. He had alleged that the Minister had been harassing him for commissions to clear his payments for tasks he had carried out for the federal government.