Patil suicide case: Eshwarappa hands over resignation letter to Bommai

Bengaluru, April 15 : KS Eshwarappa on Friday handed over his resignation letter as RDPR Minister to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at his official residence in Santosh Patil suicide case. The Chief Minister has accepted his resignation. Eshwarappa arrived at Bommai’s official residence in Bengaluru from Shivamogga, alongwith hordes of his supporters, who were chanting “Who is Hindu Tiger? Eshwarappa, Eshwarappa. Don’t resign, don’t resign.” They also were chanting slogans against Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar, suspecting his party to be behind Santosh Patil’s suicide. Patil, a Belagavi-based contractor, was found dead at a lodge in Udupi on Tuesday, weeks after accusing Eshwarappa of corruption. In a purported suicide note via a WhatsApp message, Patil had blamed Eshwarappa for his death. Based on a complaint from Patil’s relative, the Udupi town police booked Eshwarappa for abetting the suicide. Earlier, Patil had complained to on Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh and to BJP central leaders stating that he was yet to be paid Rs 4 crore for road works undertaken in Hindalga village and had accused Eshwarappa’s aides of demanding commission for the payment. BDN SHK2110

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