Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress has asked state chief minister BS Yediyurappa to sack medical education and coronavirus in-charge minister Dr. K Sudhakar for “behaving irresponsibly” during the 21-day lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sudhakar, who is leading the BJP government’s efforts against the coronavirus in Karnataka, had posted a picture on his Twitter account on Sunday (April 12) where he is seen spending time with his children in a swimming pool. He has now deleted that tweet after facing flak.

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The Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar took to his Twitter account to accuse Sudhakar of “behaving irresponsibly” when the whole world is going through a health crisis. He said the Chikkaballapur MLA should resign on his own and the chief minister Yediyurappa should sack him from the Cabinet.

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“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 & ethical standards. He must resign out of his own accord & CM should sack him from the cabinet,” Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Shivakumar tweeted on Monday (April 13).

Along with the tweet he posted the screenshot of Sudhakar’s tweet where he had shared his picture in a swimming pool and captioned it, “After a long time joined my children for swimming hope maintaining social distance here also.. ha ha (sic).”