Opposition parties stick to their demand for the resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George. Chief Minister replies to the charges; war of words ensues between the ruling party and opposition.
Opposition demands the case be handed over to CBI; CM questions what happened to IAS officer D K Ravi case that was with CBI. Opposition parties allege that the government destroyed evidence and later asked the CBI to investigate.
BJP decides to stage an overnight protest demanding George’s resignation. The protest will be staged after the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah completes his reply in the assembly.
Kodagu Bandh on July 14 demanding a CBI probe into the death of M K Ganapathy. District Chamber of Commerce, Private Bus Owners Association and several other students unions have extended their support.
BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa will lead an awareness rally from Madikeri to Bengaluru to bring the government on its knees. BJP’s K G Bopaiah said the government is trying to prove that Ganapathi was mentally unstable in order to protect George.
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy said that the interview given to a TV channel by the officer before his death should be considered as the dying declaration.
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Tuesday said he would tender his resignation only if Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asks him to do so. George claimed that he was innocent in the case. He also asked the Opposition to produce evidence to show he had harassed the late officer.