Karnataka Excise Minister HY Meti resigned after being accused to be involved in a sex scandal. Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah accepted his resignation. Speaking to media in Bengaluru , HY Meti said he has resigned so that the Government doesn’t face any problem. He added that he has not done anything wrong.
As the controversy snowballed with the Opposition demanding his exit, Meti met chief minister Siddaramaiah and submitted his resignation.
“Excise Minister H Y Meti has resigned. I have recommended to Hon’ble Governor to accept the resignation. I have also ordered a probe,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
“I have resigned on my own volition to avoid any embarrassment to the government and the chief minister,” Meti told reporters after he met the chief minister.
“I have done nothing wrong. I have requested the chief minister to hold an inquiry,” said 71-year-old Meti, who has been rubbishing the allegations against him.
The minister landed in a row after an RTI activist Rajashekar Mulali claimed that he was in possession of a CD containing Meti’s alleged indecent act with a woman who approached him for a favour.