In an embarrassment to the Congress government in Karnataka, a minister has boasted about his role in the abrupt transfer of a senior woman police official for putting his call on hold on her mobile phone. A video footage showing Labour Minister P T Parameshwara Naik making a boastful claim for the shunting out of Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kudligi sub-division in Ballari district Anupama Shenai has gone viral.
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The claim by Naik, the district minister in charge, to party workers in Hadagali assembly constituency, has added more embarrassment as it comes only a few days after he rejected any role in the transfer as “far from the truth.” The Minister had then claimed that the officer has been transferred for administrative reasons. “You are important for me, not officers, I have never played politics on officials. For 42 seconds, DySP spoke to me, it is 42 seconds not minutes,”
Naik is seen telling a group of party workers in the video. “When I called her again, she did not receive, so I have got her transferred, this is true. Why do we want officials who don’t take district Ministers phone?” he said.
This is shocking! Is this how a Minister behaves? Will the govt take any action against him?