A contractor, who had accused the Karnataka Rural Building and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa’s buddies of not easy a 40 in line with cent fee for a freelance, used to be discovered lifeless at a personal hotel in Udupi this morning.
Santosh Patil reportedly despatched messages to the media and his pals early this morning, announcing that he used to be going to finish his existence and alleged that Mr Eshwarappa used to be chargeable for his dying.
In his purported suicide notice, Mr Patil recommended Top Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Leader Minister Basavaraj Bommai and senior BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa to lend a hand his spouse and children after his dying.
“RDPR minister KS Eshwarappa is just chargeable for my dying. I’m taking this choice, holding my aspirations apart. I request with folded arms to our high minister, leader minister, our liked lingayat chief BSY and everyone else to increase a serving to hand to my spouse and children,” he wrote.
His pals had been staying in a room subsequent to his, the police stated, including that the incident used to be being probed.
Reacting to Mr Patil’s dying, Mr Eshwarappa stated he realized about his suicide via media and reiterated that he didn’t know him.
He grew to become down the call for of the opposition Congress in the hunt for his resignation over the contractor’s dying.
“There is not any query of resigning. We need to look ahead to the decision of the courtroom within the case I had filed in opposition to Santosh Patil. I make it very transparent that I’m really not at fault any place,” Mr Eshwarappa stated.
Mr Eshwarappa ultimate month denied the bribery fees after Mr Patil wrote a letter to Union Minister Giriraj Singh, accusing his buddies of not easy a 40 in line with cent fee within the Rs 4 crore paintings he had performed in Rural Building and Panchayat Raj division.
The Congress renewed its assault at the BJP and demanded an FIR in opposition to the Karnataka minister and an unbiased probe into the incident.
Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi and the Karnataka Leader Minister of being complicit within the contractor’s dying, announcing that the Mr Patil’s pleas to them went unanswered.
“BJP’s 40% Fee Govt in Karnataka has claimed the lifetime of their very own Karyakarta. The sufferer’s pleas to the PM went unanswered. The PM and CM are complicit. #BJPCorruptionFiles (sic),” Mr Gandhi stated on Twitter.
Chief of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah additionally blamed the Karnataka BJP for his dying.
The dying of contractor Santosh Patil is tragic & a results of ‘commision politics’ of @BJP4Karnataka.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) April 12, 2022
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar alleged that it used to be a “homicide, now not suicide”. “If the BJP has any disgrace, they’re going to instantly arrest the minister,” he stated, not easy “an instantaneous time-bound judicial inquiry into the alleged ‘suicide’ of Santosh Patil”.
Leader Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated the police will habits an intensive and clear investigation and dominated out any resignation.
“Something I need to make it transparent that this situation can be completely investigated. There is probably not any interference or route from our aspect. Police will independently examine the case and fact will pop out,” Mr Bommai stated, addressing a information convention.