Parameshwara 'complains' to Sonia against Kempaiah

Parameshwara 'complains' to Sonia against Kempaiah

Parameshwara 'complains' to Sonia against Kempaiah

 Karnataka Pradesh Congress President and Home Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday appraised Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the developments related to the suicide of DySP M K Ganapathi.

During the meeting, Parameshwara is learnt to have told Sonia Gandhi that his advisor Kempaiah was interfering in the functioning of the police department. Kempaiah's actions are one of the reasons for unhappiness among senior police officers, he is learnt to have said.

Kempaiah was appointed to the Home department by the chief minister when K J George was holding the portfolio. Parameshwara, who was here to attend  the Inter-State Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Sonia Gandhi in the evening.

Parameshwara told the AICC president that the Opposition and media were blowing up the incident and the image of the party and the government had been dented severely.

Parameshwara told her that the preliminary report of the CID, which is investigating the case, blames pressure from senior officers for the suicide of Ganapathi. It has not pointed fingers at Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, who held the Home portfolio earlier.

After the meeting, Parameshwara told the media that he had briefed the president about the developments in the state after the suicide of the police officer and the issue of George's resignation did not figure in the meeting.

To a question, he said that the AICC president did not give any suggestion.
Denying that Kempaiah was interfering “too much” in the police department, Parameshwara said: “I am the Home minister and I have full control on the department. Any decision on the police department will be taken by me and the chief minister and me,” he added.