JD(S) demands minister's ouster

Addressing a press conference in Bangalore, JD(S) floor leader in the Legislative Assembly H D Revanna said Gowda should not continue in the State Cabinet till it was proven that he had no role of play in the alleged recruitment scam.

He also demanded that the directors of the two colleges be suspended pending inquiry. He claimed that the personal assistant of Gowda had sought bribes for selection of candidates in the colleges. A comprehensive inquiry will bring out the truth, he added.

Gowda meets CM

Earlier in the day, Gowda met Chief Minister Yeddyurappa and told the latter that he could order any kind of inquiry which he deemed fit. The directors of the two colleges also accompanied Gowda

“I explained to him in detail the process of recruitment. The CM gave me a patient hearing and said he will take a final decision on the issue”, Gowda said.

Last week, Yeddyuappa acting on a preliminary inquiry by the Medical Education Secretary I M Vittal Murthy had ordered that the appointment orders be kept in abeyance. The recruits have been on an definite dharna since.

Speaking to reporters, Yeddyurappa said he had directed officials concerned to submit a detailed report on the entire issue in the next two to three days.

Ramachandra Gowda said both the Hassan and Mysore medical colleges were autonomous institutions and the governing council had been vested with powers for recruitment.

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