BJP has no moral right to seek George's resignation

BJP has no moral right to seek George's resignation

District-in-Charge Minister Ramanath Rai said on Monday that the BJP had no moral right to seek the resignation of Minister K J George.

Briefing mediapersons here, he said it was not appropriate to demand George's resignation at this juncture, when only an FIR had been registered. When the government handed over the case of DySP M K Ganapathy's suicide to CID, Minister George had tendered his resignation. He was reinstated only after the CID submitted a report, giving a clean chit to George.

"There are several union ministers who are facing charges and even FIR is registered against them. Did they resign?" he asked.

The BJP is misusing the CBI as George hails from a minority community. The BJP did not have faith in the CBI when the Congress was in power at the Centre. Now, they have developed faith in the CBI investigation. As they cannot face the Congress-led government in Karnataka, they are trying to suppress the party by misusing the CBI, he added.

He accused the CBI of protecting former minister Janardhana Reddy in connection with the mining scam.

The CBI is is quietly closing cases related to Karnataka's multi-crore mining scam due to pressure from the Central government, he alleged.

Noting that mining was carried out illegally in 60% of the forest in Ballari during the BJP tenure, Rai said the forest land was encroached illegally by miners, including Reddy.

After the Congress came to power, all the mining inside the forest land has been stopped.

He accused the Centre of misusing the Income Tax department to demoralise the Congress leaders through raids.

The NDA-led government has created an emergency-like situation in the country through demonetisation and faulty implementation of GST.

To a query on Tipu Jayanti celebrations, Rai said the district administration will organise Tipu Jayanti. All measures will be taken to ensure that law and order is not affected. Those who do not wish to take part can away from the celebration.

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