Bengaluru, December 14
Karnataka Minister for Excise H Y Meti, who was caught in an alleged sex scandal, today tendered resignation to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at his official residence ‘Krishna’.
Siddaramaiah, after receiving the resignation letter, tweeted saying that he has accepted the resignation and has forwarded it to Governor Vajubhai Vala for his acceptance. ” I have accepted the resignation and have recommended to the Governor to accept and at the same time I have also ordered an inquiry into the issue”, Siddaramaiah added in the tweet.
An RTI activist Rajasekhar told newsmen at New Delhi today that he had been alleging about Meti’s involvement in sex scandal since last one month and when he went to file a complaint he was threatened.
The allegation was that Meti was allegedly involved in sex act in a government office and had threatened the woman against going public about it.
Former Chief Minister and JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy said that it is shame on the part of the ruling Congress to have such a Ministers in the government.
“The issue was not new, it is one month old story and Siddaramaiah was aware of it. Even Home Minister G Parameshwar and his Advisor Kempaiah tried to close the issue but the truth has come out today,” he added.
As the release of CD was beamed on the locan channels, Meti, who had been denying involvement since last three days, today met the Chief Minister and tendered his resignation.
Yesterday, Meti had met the Chief Minister and Parameshwar, who is also Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) yesterday and had denied his involvement.
Meti said that he has tendered resignation on moral ground and have appealed to the Chief Minister to order an inquiry into the issue.
” I am not involved in any such act, whatever allegations made against him are far from truth and an inquiry will bring out the truth,” Meti added. Rajasekhar said that he has sought appointment with AICC Supremo Sonia Gandhi and will appraise her about the functioning of Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka. ” I have been threatened in many ways but since I want to eradicate corruption and work in this direction, I am going ahead and it is only a small step to open the eyes of the State government,” he added.
Bengaluru, December 14