December 20, 2022 8:44 am
In a letter to the Speaker, Eshwarappa, cited ‘personal reasons’ for missing the session. However, while interacting with media persons in Bagalkot, he expressed his displeasure towards the chief minister for not inducting him into the cabinet.
September 21, 2022 12:30 pm
While CM Basavaraj Bommai has given hints of expanding the Cabinet ahead of Assembly polls, scheduled next summer, sources said Eshwarappa is trying to pressure Bommai to take him back.
July 20, 2022 10:07 pm
The BJP leader had been named in the FIR registered over the death of the civil contractor for abetment of suicide after the family of the contractor claimed that non-payment of dues for road work implemented by Patil, and a demand for a 40 per cent commission by Eshwarappa – who was the rural development minister – and his aides, were the causes for the death.
April 16, 2022 11:06 am
The rural development minister says he is quitting "to prevent embarrassment" to the party and that he will come out clean in the inquiry ordered by the chief minister.
April 16, 2022 11:03 am
The Congress has demanded the BJP minister’s arrest in connection with the death of contractor Santosh Patil, who had alleged corruption by the rural development minister.
April 15, 2022 9:42 am
The BJP MLA says a 'Mahanayak and others who tried to trap him' in the sex CD case were behind the death of Santhosh Patil, who died by suicide after blaming the minister, and that he will reveal details on Monday
April 15, 2022 8:05 am
The Minister said he was quitting “to prevent embarrassment to the BJP'' and would submit his resignation to Bommai in Bengaluru.
April 14, 2022 9:38 pm
A dyed-in-the-wool RSS man, K S Eshwarappa has built his career as one of the poster boys of the right-wing's communal agenda in Karnataka.
April 13, 2022 4:02 pm
Eshwarappa, the state Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, has been booked by the Udupi police after Santosh Patil, 40, a contractor involved in government projects, was found dead in a hotel in the town Tuesday.
April 13, 2022 6:02 am
Santhosh Patil (40) had recently alleged that state rural development minister K S Eshwarappa had been harassing him for commissions to clear the bills for contracts he had implemented for the government.