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'Dropping me from the Cabinet was undemocratic: Puttaswamy

Posted on Dec 08, 08:38PM | UNI

Sacked Karnataka Minister B J Puttaswamy today termed the BJP decision to drop him from the Jagadish Shettar Cabinet as 'undemocratic'.

'It shows that the BJP seems to digging its own grave with elections due few months away,' he added.

Reacting to Chief Minister's decision to drop him from the Cabinet, the former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's loyalist, said he was pained over his removal without showing courtesy of seeking his resignation first rather than sacking.

'This is undemocratic. They should have asked me to quit, at least for courtesy sake. Then I would have stepped down happily. I have done a good work bringing reforms in the cooperative department,' he said.

However, he said he felt immensely happy that he was ousted from the Cabinet because he was openly considered as Mr Yeddyurappa's staunch loyalist.

'I am very happy they recognised me as loyalist of the Former Chief Minister.

'He is my leader and I will always remain loyal to him.

Now I am a free bird. I will be going to Haveri convention of the KJP tomorrow,' he said.