Not a revolt, sought governor’s advice: Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa | Mysuru News – Times of India


MYSURU: Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa on Friday defended sending a letter to the governor on CM BS Yediyurappa’s alleged interference in the affairs of his rural development and panchayat raj department, and denied it was an act of revolt.
“Not a rebel, I’m loyal to the party and I do not act impulsively. What I’m doing is in the best interest of the party and the government. I’m making sure the CM doesn’t set a bad precedent (in governance standards),” he said, adding he was seeking advice of the governor.
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At the same time, he denied any discontent between him and Yediyurappa. “I discussed only administrative matters regarding my department with the governor. If need be, I will go to Delhi,” he added.
Party state president Nalin Kumar Kateel said the issue flagged by Eshwarappa is “not complicated to handle” and promsied an “amicable resolution in the next few days”.
Vouching that he’s loyal to the party, the senior minister recalled that Yediyurappa had left BJP and floated Karnataka Janata Party in 2012 after the latter was “misled by a few people close to him. He may have similarly been misled while making allocations to my department.”
Eshwarappa said he did not raise a complaint against Yediyurappa and met the governor to seek his “advice on the issue of allocation” since he was Gujarat finance minister for a long time. “It is not good to take decisions (on my department) without bringing it to my notice. One must follow the procedures,’’ he said.
‘We grew up sharing food’
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Eshwarappa on Friday said: “Yediyurappa and I grew up, sharing food. We were business partners too. We do not have any personal issues. However, rules and regulations should not be violated. (BJP leader) Arun Singh said what I have done is wrong, but that is his opinion.”



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