Karnataka CM Refutes Calls for Minister's Resignation Amid SIT Probe

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah stated he has not asked for Minister B Nagendra's resignation amidst allegations of illegal money transfer. The decision will be based on a Special Investigation Team (SIT) report. The opposition BJP demands a CBI probe and Nagendra's dismissal, but Siddaramaiah dismisses their ultimatum.

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 03-06-2024 15:35 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 15:35 IST
Karnataka CM Refutes Calls for Minister's Resignation Amid SIT Probe
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday firmly stated that he has not requested the resignation of Minister B Nagendra, who faces allegations related to an illegal money transfer from a state-run corporation. Any decision, he said, will hinge on the findings of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) currently investigating the matter.

Questioning the opposition BJP's authority, Siddaramaiah asked, 'Who are they to set a deadline for the government?' The BJP has demanded a CBI probe into the alleged illegal money transfer involving the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Ltd and called for Nagendra's immediate dismissal.

'No threat exists, and I have not sought Nagendra's resignation. The SIT report, yet to be completed, will guide our decision,' Siddaramaiah affirmed. Addressing reporters, he also criticized the BJP's ultimatum. Meanwhile, the government remains firm on taking lawful action against anyone involved after the SIT submits its report.

The illegal money transfer was exposed following the suicide of accounts superintendent Chandrashekhar P, who left behind a note detailing an unauthorized transfer of Rs 187 crore. The state government has constituted an SIT team, led by Additional Director General of Police Manish Kharbikar, to probe the incident thoroughly.

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