George should have quit after CBI filed FIR: Shettar

Hubballi: Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar, on Sunday, said Bengaluru Development Minister K J George should have resigned by now taking moral responsibility after the CBI registered an FIR against him in connection with the death of DySP Ganapathi.

The BJP will demand the minister's resignation and will not allow the House to function as neither George has resigned nor has Chief Minister Siddararamaiah sought his resignation.

He said the Belagavi session will be the last winter session for the Siddaramaiah government as it has failed to live up to the expectations of the people of the state, especially North Karnataka.

He said his party would also raise the issue of unscientific pricing of sugarcane, non-completion of irrigation projects and providing compensation to people displaced by the Upper Krishna project.

He said the government had failed to implement the provisions of Article 371(J) in education and in providing jobs to people of Hyderabad-Karnataka region. There are more than 60,000 vacant government posts in the region, he said.

Shettar demanded that the state government should bring government doctors also under the ambit of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (Amendment) Bill 2017. Extending support to the demands by private doctors, he said the BJP would not allow the bill to be passed, as there are certain draconian provisions in the bill.

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