A contractor named Santosh Patil’s death has raised a lot controversy in recent times in Karnataka. K S Eshwarappa had recently resigned from his position after the opposition accused the minister to have been involved in abetting the suicide of the contractor.
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The minister had also been accused of corruption followed by his involvement in the suicide case. He submitted his resignation for the post Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister to the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai .
Though his been accused of abetting of suicide of the contractor, he has denied all claims. He has further stated that whether it is a murder or a suicide needs to be proven, and the one who is found guilty must be punished. He further added that, “If this is murder then the murderers need to be brought to justice.
If there’s even one per cent guilt in this matter, my family goddess will punish me”. Giving a sign of hope, he made a statement to all his supporters that ‘he will be back’. He had a huge convoy of vehicles that accompanied him while he was driven to the capital from his constituency. His supporters in the Shivamogga constituency protested against his resignation.
K S Eshwarappa said to his people that, “I don’t want to cause any trouble for my seniors and well wishers in the party. So i am meeting the chief minister in the evening to submit my resignation. I am also confident that I will come out clean.”
Santosh Patil who was a contractor by profession died on Tuesday. He had accused Mr Eashwarappa in his messages and named him to be responsible for his death. His last whatsApp messages he had marked the Prime Minister too.
According to reports, the minister had demanded a sum of 40 per cent cut from his bill that he had worked in the Rural Development project. The minister further ordered him for Rs 4 crore for the project. The contractor however did not get his payment and had to sell off his wife’s wealth in order to meet his needs. All the contractors of the state had said that for every project that one signs, about 40 per cent is always demanded.