Bangalore, June 23 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Saturday refused to accept the resignation of Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development S. Suresh Kumar, saying he was of the impression that there was no wrongdoing on the latter's part.
"I have received the resignation, but not accepted it. Practically, the news which appeared in the newspapers today, the in and out I know a little bit. Practically, things that appeared in paper are far away from the truth. Basically I know certain things, which has happened earlier. At present, there is no question of accepting the resignation," said Gowda.
Gowda further said that he would look into this mater after holding due consultation with his party leaders, and added that the resignation was not accepted as of now.
"People like Suresh Kumar do their service with much transparency, and with all fairness they are doing certain jobs. So, he was under the impression that a person who is serving in the public domain as a Minister, should not continue as a Minister till he comes out of the issues," said Gowda.
"But anyhow, this is not the right time to take a decision. So, at present resignation is not accepted. I will look into the matter after due consultation with my party leaders," he added.
Suresh Kumar submitted his resignation to Gowda after charges surfaced that he secured a residential site in violation of rules.
Kumar, who is perceived to be a man with a clean image in the Karnataka political circle, has also written to Bangalore Development Authority, thereby surrendering the site allotted to him under the Chief Minister's discretionary quota during the B. S. Yeddyurappa regime.
He faced charges that he secured the allotment though his kin, including his mother and daughter, owned a house and two sites. (ANI)