Bengaluru: In a suspected suicide attempt, chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s political secretary N R Santosh has fallen ill. He has been admitted to a hospital in the city.
Santosh is learnt to have taken an overdose of sleeping pills at his Dollars Colony residence on Friday night.
According to his wife Jahnavi ” Santosh regularly takes the sleeping pills, but had taken more last night”.
According to sources, Santosh is learnt to be under immense political pressure and rumours are also agog that he may be sacked from his current position.
Santosh is also a close relative of Yediyurappa. He is the grand nephew of Yediyurappa. Santosh’s grandmother is Yeddiyurappa’s sister.
All these made Santosh develop closer ties with Yediyurappa and had also played a key role in the formation of BJP government led by Yediyurappa.
He had also played a pivotal role in herding the disgruntled MLAs of JDS- Congress coalition government then to Mumbai, who engineered the fall of the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy led coalition government.
– Team Mysoorunews