Karandlaje demands resignation of Siddaramaiah, George

Karandlaje demands resignation of Siddaramaiah, George

BJP to approach Centre seeking protection for office

Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje on Friday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Bengaluru Development Minister K J George over Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) M K Ganapathi’s suicide.

Addressing media persons here, after offering prayers at Chamundeshwari temple atop Chamundi Hill on account of Ashada Friday, Shobha alleged that there is no protection for government officers under Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state.

Though DySP Ganapathi had accused George of harassing him in an interview to a local TV channel, the chief minister is trying to shield him. Both Siddaramaiah and George should tender resignations, Karandlaje said.

The Ganapathi suicide case should be handed over to Central Bureau of Investiga-tion (CBI) and the government should provide compensation to the family members of deceased DySP, she demanded.

Shobha pointed out that when the chief minister could take a decision to drop prominent ministers like M H Ambareesh and V Srinivas Prasad from his mini-stry, what is stopping Siddaramaiah from giving the marching orders to George, she questioned.

The MP also blamed Home Minister G Parameshwara for mentioning the name of Pavana, wife of Ganapathi on the floor of the House.

Mediator

Continuing her tirade against George, Shobha alleged that the former is a mediator between the Congress high command and Siddaramaiah. Karnataka is the only state to provide funds to Congress high command, she alleged.

State unit to approach PM

Karandlaje said, The BJP state unit, led by the president B S Yeddyurappa will approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Rajnath Singh and explain them about the shabby treatment meted out to the officers in state during the monsoon session, which begins from July 18.

The Centre has released Rs 1,520 crore for the state to tackle the drought situation. But the state government has failed to utilise it effectively. The Congress government has borrowed loan of Rs 92,000 crore in the past three years. Where has all the money gone, she questioned.

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