Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned on Thursday that Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa’s resignation from the state cupboard amid row over contractor’s suicide is “too little, too late”, and known as for him to be arrested. Eshwarappa mentioned earlier within the day that he’ll step down on Friday, claiming he doesn’t need to “embarrass” his camp the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that rules Karnataka and its leaders.
The minister is facing charges of abetment of suicide in the case of Santosh K Patil – a right-wing leader and a contractor, who was found dead in an Udupi hotel on Tuesday morning. In a Whatsapp message on Monday night, which he shared with his associates and some sections of the media, Patil alleged that Eshwarappa is directly responsible for his death.
“Minister Eshwarappa’s belated resignation is too little, too late. Eshwarappa has to be arrested. S. 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act must be added to the FIR. High Court monitored SIT must investigate & file challan. Independent probe of 40% Commission Bommai Govt!” Surjewala tweeted.
Earlier additionally, Patil had mentioned that Eshwarappa was searching for 40 per cent fee to make funds for a job undertaken by the previous in February final year.
Earlier at the moment, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, Surjewala, Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, and different prime state Congress leaders have been arrested for staging a protest demanding the removing of Eshwarappa from the state authorities.
Hundreds of Congress staff took to streets for the march and demanded the arrest of the state minister beneath the Prevention of Corruption Act. They tried to break the police barricade, and have been detained initially. When they have been en route to Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai’s residence in Bengaluru to stage a larger-scale agitation, police positioned them beneath arrest.
Hundreds of Congress staff led by Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar and Surjewala took out a march in Bengaluru demanding the arrest of the minister and searching for a case towards him beneath the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Congress leaders and staff tried to break the police barricade. To cease them, police took them into preventive custody. They have been first detained and later positioned beneath arrest on the best way to Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai’s residence the place they deliberate to stage an enormous agitation.
Meanwhile, the household of Patil, mentioned that they don’t seem to be bothered about Eshwarappa’s resignation. Patil’s brother Prashant Patil instructed reporters that three names are talked about within the First Information Report (FIR) as accused, together with the minister, and all of them should be arrested.
“We want arrest, we have never asked for resignation. Resignation is left to the government and him (Eshwarappa),” Prashant was quoted as saying by PTI.