Karnataka minister resigns over charges of flouting rules
Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda did not accept Kumar’s resignation, saying he had not committed any wrong.
A close associate of the CM, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar denied suppressing any facts about property ownership by his family while availing a government quota residential site.
“I have resigned to save the party and the government from embarrassment,” Kumar said on Saturday after local media reports attributed to an RTI disclosure alleged that the minister “known for his integrity” had flouted rules for personal gain. He said he was willing to face any form of investigation regarding any alleged wrongdoing.
Kumar, who also handles the portfolio of urban development outside of Bangalore, is alleged to have not disclosed his ownership of two residential sites in Bangalore while availing a third under a government quota — G-category — that is under the discretion of the CM.
He said the controversial 4,000 square feet property was bought from the Bangalore Development Authority by his family after selling two existing land outside Bangalore and a third in the city, making the acquisition of the new property legal.
“I have not done anything illegal. I have not added any false information in the affidavit to the BDA. I don’t
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