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Contractor suicide; Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa resigns

Karnataka Rural Improvement and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa has resigned following a case filed in opposition to him for allegedly inciting a contractor to commit suicide in Udupi. The choice was taken after robust protests in opposition to Ishwarappa’s resignation. KS Eshwarappa mentioned that the resignation letter can be handed over to the Chief Minister tomorrow and thanked everybody for his or her cooperation. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has made it clear that he won’t search resignation.

Santosh Ok Patil, a contractor from Belagavi district, was discovered useless after consuming poison in Udupi. The suicide got here after Patil despatched a message to the media that Ishwarappa was answerable for his demise. Santosh had earlier alleged that Ishwarappa had demanded a 40 per cent fee to vary the work invoice of Rs 4 crore below his division. He additionally wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister clarifying the matter. Nevertheless, Santosh Patil dedicated suicide out of resentment that no motion had been taken.

Santosh’s brother Prashant Patil registered an FIR in opposition to the minister on Tuesday evening. The minister’s private employees members Ramesh and Basavaraj are additionally accused within the case. However Ishwarappa was adamant that he wouldn’t resign. However there was robust opposition from the opposition. The Karnataka State Contractors Affiliation has additionally warned that the state-wide development work can be halted if no motion is taken. It was after this that Ishwarappa introduced his resignation dramatically.

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