Karnataka Cong RS MP who runs several educational institutions resigns, to join BJP


From Our Special Correspondent

Bengaluru, Oct 16: Crisis-hit Congress party facing dissent and revolt from within, suffered yet another jolt when its Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka K C Ramamurthy, resigned from his membership of the Upper House and gave up the primary membership of the party.

Ramamurthy, a former IPS officer turned politician and involved in running several educational institutions, is likely to join the BJP shortly.

The Congress Rajya Sabha member submitted his resignation to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, who immediately accepted the resignation.

Ramamurthy was elected to the Rajya Sabha on June 11, 2016 and his term is due to end in June 2022.

In the 2016 elections, Congress fielded him as the party’s third nominee against JD(S) candidate B M Farooq.

His resignation brings down the State’s members in the upper house of Parliament to 11, while the Congress members in the Upper House from the State reduced from eight to seven.

The BJP and JD(S) have three and one members respectively in the Rajya Sabha from the State.

Ramamurthy is the Chairman of the CMR Group of educational institutions.

The Group headed by Ramamurthy runs wide range of courses from the Montessori/Kindergarten level to Post Graduate and PhD programmes, including CMR University.

Ramamurthy served as a former Inspector General of Police in Bengaluru. He was also the Registrar of Bangalore University between 2002 and 2003.

Ramamurthy said he was yet to decide on his future course of action, including joining the BJP. He, however, had met BJP leaders a few days ago.

With Ramamurthy joins a long list of people who have resigned from the Congress and joining the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power at the Centre in the 2019 elections.

Already 17 Congress and JD(S) legislators resigned from the Legislative Assembly and had brought down the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka.

The resignations of the 17 legislators, who were subsequently disqualified by the former Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar helped BJP to storm to power.

The Supreme Court is presently dealing with the validity of the disqualification and the restriction imposed on them against contesting in the elections till the end of the term of the present assembly.

  

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  • S N Bangs, Thannirubhavi

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Pressure from IT,ED & CBI?

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  • KUMAR, calicut, Kerala

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Politicians who have accumulated crores of rupees by looting or cheating are joining bjp to get protection from IT raids. bjp is safe heaven to such thugs. I am sure that this safe heaven will swallow all the wealth of ordinary citizen of india and will escape to switzerland .

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Right decision by a person who runs educational institutions. He is saved from Tihar. Congratulations.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Politicians and cronies affiliated, to their families, run money spinning educational, empire's.... My state of Maharashtra, Chief Minsters, Cabinet Ministers, bureaucrats, are running prestigious, Medical and Engineering institutions..... Likewise, Karnataka state, such lumanaries, are governing lucrative, moneybags institutions !!!! No raids, nor any inquiry, are ever conducted, against them.... The reasons are very obvious !!! These chameleons, change various shades of colors, to protect their illegitimate, accumulated wealth !!!!!!

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    This is called advance booking....to avoid It, Ed and CBI he is going to join BJP....SM Krishna is master mind.... looking for Oscae, Moily, Poojari s to join BJP

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Politicians, businessmen, industrialists left with only one option of joining BJP, to avoid any raids on their assets, bank balance!

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    If he had guts he should have stayed under Congress and faced the wrath of BJP's IT/ED like D K Shi or Chidu. But unfortunately this man is a coward ..zero respect ...even though he might have hundreds of institutions.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    He looks cunning like a Fox. Fraud master will be the training partner oy Teddy.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Now I understand why cleaning Ganga is withheld.

    Join BJP & wash yours sins.
    All your sins will be washed out.

    No need to take dip in river Gangs.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Now Chidambaram & DKS will join BJP ...

    DisAgree [11] Agree [57] Reply Report Abuse

  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Lucky fellow, saved. He is definitely saved. He wont be raided. He is got a raksha kavach now. ED or CBI or the IT department can never ever touch him. Really really lucky.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    People,

    CONgress always selects people like Mr Murthy to Rajya Sabha....It reminds me a tulu proverb....Yenneda labha .... Pondu...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Jo darr gaya oh marr gaya

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    He won the seat fighting with Rich person. He is a retired IPS officer.he is running educational institutions.His income physical and assets physical to be investigated by IT and ED. His resignation must be investigated by CBI. If money generated not according to norms should be recovered and credited to govt treasury.

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  • Reb, Moodbidri

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    BJP is heaven for tax evaders

    DisAgree [7] Agree [74] Reply Report Abuse

  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    income tax department has just recently unearthed the scam that is going on in educational institutions.
    This buddivantha has jumped across the fence like S M Krishna to save himself from the eyes of IT and ED.
    Only Lord Brahma knows how this sanatana country will survive on pakodas

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi / udupi

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    A common man or a person with high education can not simply run several educational institutions, he must need fund, i,e black fund. Now to protect from IT raids, he is joining his GoD fathers team. Simple.
    Why not IT, ED tracing his unaccounted bags. Sure he can contribute some huge to government.

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Wise move, to avoid ED, CBI, IT raids....

    DisAgree [7] Agree [79] Reply Report Abuse


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