Karnataka, 14 Dec: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday accepted state Excise Minister HY Meti’s resignation after allegations were made on the minister accusing him of being involved in a sex scandal.
As per the reports, the matter was came to light after an RTI activist Rajashekar Mulali alleged that there was a CD which had recorded Meti’s indecent act with a woman who had approached him for a favour.
I am resigning so that the Government doesn’t face any problem. Have done nothing wrong, let the enquiry commence: HY Meti on sex tape issue pic.twitter.com/A3NZUKRMq5
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 14, 2016
While speaking on the allegation Meti said, “I am resigning so that the Government doesn’t face any problem. I have done nothing wrong, let the inquiry commence.” The incident had triggered a huge furore leading CM Siddaramaiah to discuss the issue with the police on Monday.
According to the reports, the chief minister has asked state intelligence to thoroughly probe the matter and report to him if such a CD really existed.
Meanwhile, Meti has refuted all the claims and denied being involved in any indecent act. He said the entire episode was a political conspiracy to malign him. While ministers like Kagodu Thimmappa, Basavaraj Rayareddy and KJ George came out in strong defence of Meti, CM Siddaramaiah had warned of strict action if such a CD existed.
“I will react after any such CD is released. Meti will not be allowed to continue as a minister if such a CD is released. I will not tolerate such shameful conduct as it goes against my own ethical values too,” Siddaramaiah had said.