Plea not to induct Melukote MLA Puttaraju as minister

Mysuru, May 30:- Right to Information (RTI) activist K R Ravindra has urged Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy not to induct Melukote MLA C S Puttaraju as a minister in the state cabinet as he is facing several criminal charges, including illegal mining.

He was speaking at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club here on Wednesday.

“Inducting Puttaraju into the cabinet will embarrass the government. A charge-sheet is filed against him at Mandya JMFC Court. Pandavapura Police have registered a complaint against Puttaraju for disrupting work of forest officer S Dhananjaya. Senior scientist K M Nagabhushan has filed several complaints against Puttaraju over illegal mining,” he said.

Manchegowda was present at the press meet. (KMR, NGB)

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