Karnataka Minister Sudhakar behaved irresponsibly, accuses Congress leader

Karnataka Minister K Sudhakar who posted a photo of his time in the pool with his children and joking about social distancing has been targeted by Congress. Sudhakar tweeted a photo with his children in the pool and commented: "After a long time joined my children for swimming hope maintaining social distancing here also..haha (sic)"

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 18:29 IST

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Minister accused of having "behaved irresponsibly"

K Sudhakar is a part of the team in charge of Karnataka's coronavirus response. Congress leader DK Shivakumar tweeted accusing Sudhakar "behaved irresponsibly," on Monday.

Congress Member Mr. Shivakumar tweeted "When the whole world is going through a health crisis, the Corona in-charge Minister Dr. Sudhakar is behaving irresponsibly by spending time in a swimming pool. It's a matter of moral and ethical standards. He must resign out of his own accord and the Chief Minister should sack him from the cabinet."

The state Medical education minister, Dr. Sudhakar was in charge of the coronavirus war room. Mr. Sudhakar had joined the Chief Minister of Karnataka in a video conference on Saturday of all states with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decide on whether to extend the lockdown. The PM is expected to announce an extension of the lockdown till April 30, with some economic measures this time.

Mr. Sudhakar quit the Congress in 2019, plunging the HD Kumaraswamy-led government into a minority and enabling a takeover by the BJP. After the BJP came to power, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa rewarded him and many other rebels like him with a place in his cabinet.


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