Need time to act against Puttaranga Shetty, says CM


With the clamour to sack backward classes welfare minister C Puttaranga growing by the day, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday sought some time to act against the minister.

On January 4, Shetty’s personal assistant SG Mohan Kumar was nabbed with Rs 25.7 lakh unaccounted-for cash at . “Give me some time. I don’t believe in cover-ups in case of wrongdoing.

I will act in accordance with the law. There is no question of protecting anyone,” Kumaraswamy told reporters. However, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara defended the minister saying the case has been handed over the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), even though it was not required.

“We will await the report before taking any decision,” he added. While the government has handed over the case to the ACB, the opposition BJP has been demanding the need for investigation when 25lacs cash is caught in Vidhan Sabha?

Corruption begins in no time. Same happened in Punjab Congress Sudhip Kumar Sen minister be sacked to ensure impartial probe. “How can a fair investigation be carried out as long as Shetty is in the cabinet?

He should be removed first,” said BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa. Kumar, a personal assistant of the minister, claimed the cash was collected from four contractors. He was remanded in 14-day judicial custody on Friday.

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