'Ramdas facing serious charges should resign'

MP Vishwanath said even RTI chief Krishna should be sacked

Congress MP H Vishwanath has demanded medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas to step down, as an FIR pertaining to charges of cheating and tampering with documents is lodged at Ashokapuram police station in the city.

Taking cognisance of the issue raised by media, at the conference convened by the Lok Sabha member on Saturday, the latter exhorted chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda to drop Ramdas from the cabinet.

A case has been registered against the minister several years ago, under sections 420 (cheating) and 468 (tampering with documents) to sell resedential sites, at the said police station. Recently, police wanted to close the case giving a B-report, but for the intervention of the office of deputy commissioner — instructing the police not to do so. The office of the DC had told the police that it had sufficient documents to prove the charges.

Vishwanath said his party, the Congress,  will take the issue seriously and fight it tooth and nail. He also took a dig at Ramdas for supporting anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare.

Refering to the recent development pertaining to irregularities in KPSC exams, the MP urged Governor H R Bhardwaj to sack RTI commissioner Krishna, the previous chairman of KPSC.

“Krishna should have stepped down owning moral responsibility or he should be arrested as he is in the dock”, said Vishwanath.

He alleged that it was during his tenure general category candidates were favoured at the cost of backward classes in KPSC exams in 1999-2000.

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