Rao expresses confidence in CM, Minister George

Rao expresses confidence in CM, Minister George

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao urged DySP M K Ganapathi’s wife Pavana to be cautious of the BJP. The BJP is playing with the emotions of Pavana, he said.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, he said the BJP leaders are misusing her to gain political mileage. He accused the Opposition of politicising the issue. Even when IAS officer D K Ravi committed suicide, the BJP demanded CBI probe.

However, even after more than a year of handing over the case to the CBI to investigate, it has failed to submit its report. “Did the BJP leaders visit the family of D K Ravi after handing over the case to the CBI for investigation,” he asked and questioned why have the BJP MPs failed to impress upon the prime minister and home minister to expedite the investigation into Ravi’s suicide.

“The government has ordered for judicial enquiry along with CID inquiry into the suicide of DySP Ganapathi. We want a transparent enquiry and will not hide anything,” he said. To a query on “dying declaration” of DySP Ganapathi, Gundu Rao said the interview to a local channel in which he named two senior IPS officers and Minister K J George as responsible if anything happened to his life can not be considered as a “dying declaration.” When stockbroker Ripon Malhotra committed suicide in 2013 making allegations against senior police officers including Bangalore City Police Commissioner, the BJP-led government did not initiate action against the police officers. When farmer Gangadhar committed suicide accusing former minister H D Revanna to be responsible for his death, no FIR was filed against Revanna, looking into the circumstances, he said. He decalred that if the Opposition and people of the state came out with any evidence to prove that Minister K G George is guilty, he would tell Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to initiate action against the minister.

“Minister George has not interfered in the works of DySP Ganapathi. The statement of home minister that DySP Ganapathi was facing problems on the domestic front which pushed him to commit suicide was based on Ganapathi’s father Kushalappa’s statement. It was not state government’s stand on the suicide of Ganapathi,” he clarified.

He stated that the Congress is with the chief minister and Minister K J George and said, “We are fully confident of the chief minister and Minister George.”

Lambasting the Opposition BJP for not allowing the Assembly Session to function smoothly, he said the BJP is engaged in “blackmail tactics.”

“We called a 24-day Assembly session to dicussion on development works in each and every department. However, the BJP is trying to control the Session over one incident.”
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