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Karnataka Minister Jarkiholi resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi on Wednesday sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa following allegations of sexual harassment against him. The development comes a day after purported video clips showing Jarkiholi getting intimate with an unidentified woman, were widely aired by Kannada news channels. The allegations against me are far from the truth, it has to be investigated at the earliest. Though I m confident about my innocence, taking moral responsibility I m resigning my position as the cabinet Minister. I request you to accept it, Jarkiholi said in the letter to the Chief Minister. According to sources, Jarkiholi tendered his resignation after directions from the party high command. BJP National General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh is said to have communicated the party s decision to the state leadership, keeping in mind assembly polls in five states, also panchayat elections in the state. The allega


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