BENGALURU: Karnataka’s RDPR Minister and former DyCM KS Eshwarappa, who had courted controversy final week by writing to Governor Vajubhai Vala in opposition to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, stated on Wednesday that he had solely written to the governor to clarify the problem of transaction of business guidelines, and never to complain in opposition to Yediyurappa, as was reported within the media.
Interestingly, Eshwarappa, whose five-page letter to Governor Vala had hit the headlines, inflicting an enormous controversy every week in the past, issued a clarification seven days later. At a press convention, he claimed that he went to the governor solely to search clarification from him relating to transaction of business. He stated the governor is knowledgable about these points, having served as Gujarat finance minister and offered 18 budgets. Asked about his letter on the identical difficulty to social gathering common secretary CT Ravi, he once more claimed that he was not complaining in opposition to the chief minister.
During the press meet, Eshwarappa held up a newspaper carrying a report on Opposition chief Siddaramaiah strongly criticising him. He demanded that Siddaramaiah — with whom he shares a cat-and-mouse relationship — too ought to resign. He stated Siddaramaiah had just lately made an announcement that officers are ignoring Eshwarappa and that he mustn’t stay in energy any longer, and demanded that Siddaramaiah resign as opposition chief.
On Siddaramaiah’s assertion that Eshwarappa and Basangouda Patil Yatnal had been difficult Yediyurappa based mostly on BJP National General Secretary (Org) BL Santosh’s instigation, he stated Siddaramaiah ought to obtain a Padma Shri for making up tales. He stated Yatnal mustn’t make statements in opposition to Yediyurappa and Vijayendra in public, and as a substitute, handle points inside the social gathering discussion board. He refused to reply questions on his relationship with Yediyurappa.