Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Tuesday alleged that the BJP authorities within the state was supporting and standing behind former Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who has been accused of involvement within the intercourse scandal that has rocked the state politics. “I’ve nothing to say on this, it’s honourable Minister (former Minister) who’s concerned, which all of you could have seen via your eyes, the federal government is supporting him.. I do not know why the federal government is behind him, this additionally reveals police’s incapacity,” Shivakumar informed reporters in Kalaburagi to a query.
Requested whether or not SIT has issued any discover to him as he has been named by the lady’s mother and father, he mentioned, “why will it? (SIT difficulty discover to me).. even when it offers, most welcome, in the event that they name me, no matter I do know I’ll reply. I’ll cooperate.”
The household of the lady within the purported intercourse video has repeatedly blamed Shivakumar for the intercourse scandal, accusing him of taking part in “soiled politics” through the use of their daughter.
They’ve accused Shivakumar of retaining their daughter at an undisclosed location and pressuring her to difficulty statements.
Noting that he would not wish to remark a lot on the problem and the legislation will take its personal course, Shivakumar mentioned he desires to give attention to the April 17 by-election.
Requested whether or not there was any strain on the lady’s mother and father to call him, he mentioned, “allow them to do no matter they need for his or her comfort, investigation will occur, I do not wish to communicate a lot.”
Jarkiholi, who was Water Assets Minister in Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa-led cupboard, resigned on March three, a day after information channels aired movies of the alleged intercourse scandal.
Whereas Jarkiholi has repeatedly claimed his innocence and that the video was faux, the lady has accused him of sexually utilizing her, dishonest and threatening her after promising a authorities job.
(With PTI inputs)