Bengaluru: Actor-turned-politician Ambareesh, who resigned as MLA after being dropped as minister, yesterday hit out at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the move, saying "are we like slippers to use and throw away."
"We should have been sent in a dignified way. That is only my objection nothing else. Are we like slippers to use and then throw?" said Ambareesh. The sulking actor-turned-politician said he was "ill-treated" by Siddaramaiah.
Maintaining that the chief minister did not inform him about being removed from his post, Ambareesh also asked: "Is it dictatorship or Hitler’s rule to just throw away (ministers)?" The rejig saw 14 ministers being axed and 13 others inducted.
"I was also a central minister, have been a three-time MP. If he had called me and asked me to make way for others, I would have resigned happily. Don’t I command at least that amount of respect?" he questioned.