Mangaluru, July 15: In an embarrassment to the ruling Congress in Karnataka, senior party leader B Janardhana Poojary on Thursday, July 14 demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the alleged suicide of DySP M K Ganapathy, saying people were unhappy with his administration.
Poojary said the people were fed up with the way the Chief Minister was handling Ganapathy's case and "99 per cent" of people had shown their dissatisfaction with the government in an opinion poll through an electronic media.
"When three names are clearly spelt out in the dying declaration, why are you not filing FIRs against them? Is one person important to you than the party," Poojary, a former Union Minister, asked Siddaramaiah at a press conference here.
He wanted the Chief Minister to take steps to register an FIR against those who were named in Ganapathy's suicide note. 51-year-old Ganapathy was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri on July 7, prior to which he gave an interview to a local TV channel, saying the minister and A M Prasad (IG-Intelligence) and Pranab Mohanty (IGP-Lokayukta) would be responsible "if anything happens to me."
His death has rocked the Assembly with Opposition demanding resignation of Minister for Bengaluru Development K J George. The government has announced a judicial probe into the incident.