Bengaluru: Karnataka’s Excise Minister H Y Meti submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday, following allegations of sexual misconduct. His resignation has been accepted.
The resignation came immediately after local TV channels started airing the footage of the alleged sex CD.
The controversy had been boiling since Sunday, when Rajashekhar Mulali, an RTI activist, alleged that the Minister had asked sexual favour from a woman in return for a transfer. However, there were contradictory reports on who the woman was.
It is also said that some supporters of Meti have threatened Mulali with dire consequence if he makes the CD public.
Meanwhile, the woman in the controversial CD on Tuesday made a U-turn by claiming that it was indeed her in the video.
The woman, with a partially masked face, claiming to be the one in the purported sex CD, appeared on a private Kannada channel stating that Meti demanded the sexual favours in return for carrying out a transfer in his department.
“The woman herself has come forward to tell TV channels this. I am not sure of my future course of action as the minister is a part of this government,” Molali earlier said.
While the woman had on Sunday night claimed that the woman in the clip was not her.