Karnataka Law Minister withdraws resignation
“The Advocate General in his legal opinion has after reviewing the documents clearly said I have not done anything illegal. I have not given any false information to obtain the residential site,” he told reporters here.
Kumar had tendered his resignation to Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday after media reports quoting an RTI applicant said he had made a false claim in an affidavit to get a Bangalore Development Authority site under “G” category (under the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota).
Gowda, who did not accept the resignation, had asked the AG S Vijay Shankar to give a legal opinion and the latter has absolved the minister of suppressing facts.
The Chief Minister told reporters earlier in the day that there was no illegality in securing the allotment according to the report submitted to him on Tuesday by the AG. The AG concluded that the allotment of the 50ft x 80ft site was in accordance with rules, he said.
Kumar, who enjoys a reputation of being ‘clean’ in state politics, had resigned on June 23 after media reports emerged that he had suppressed facts over the site owned by his kin while getting the allotment in a posh locality.
Kumar said he is thankful to the Chief Minister, Cabinet colleagues and state BJP unit president K S Eshwarappa who stood
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