Bengaluru: Kumaraswamy Offers to Quit Politics if Claim of ’44 Calls from Ravi’ is Proved

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Bengaluru: Chief minister Siddaramaiah had, while announcing the handing over the case of the unfortunate death of IAS officer D K Ravi to the CBI for investigation, accused the opposition parties of politicizing the issue.


He said that even in the matter of death of a person like D K Ravi, the BJP and JD(S) were playing politics. He had further said that by bringing in the parents of the deceased officer to stage dharna, those parties were trying to make political gains.

Reacting strongly to the accusation, JD legislature party leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said at a media meet here on Monday that his party did not waste the precious time by protesting inside the house. The CM has claimed that the late officer had made 44 calls to a bachmate woman IAS officer in an hour’s time just before his death. If this was proved, said Kumaraswamy, he would retire from politics.

Arguing that the demand for the CBI inquiry was not merely from the opposition parties but the insistence came from the entire 6-crore population of the state. But instead of bowing to people’s demand, the CM had acceded to the directive of his party’s high command.

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