After sending the resignation letter to Karnataka CM, B S Yeddyurappa, Gowda stated, "As per the directions of the chief minister, I have resigned."
However, the former Medical Education minister has claimed, "I even now say there are no irregularities in it. The matter is before the court, I will await the court verdict."
The Minister has been facing allegations of irregularities in recruitment of staff in two state-run medical colleges in the state.
Gowda is the third minister to quit the 28-month-old the BJP ministry in the wake of controversies surrounding them.