Belgaum: Sacked Karnataka minister BJ Puttaswamy, a staunch loyalist of former BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa, on Saturday said the decision to drop him from the cabinet was "unethical and undemocratic".
Puttaswamy told reporters here that he wasn`t upset over Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar`s "discourteousness" for sacking him without seeking his resignation in the first place.
"It is unethical and undemocratic. If he (Shettar) would have asked me to resign, I would have done so willingly. I have done good work as a minister by bringing reforms in the cooperative department," Puttaswamy said.
Puttaswamy said he was happy that BJP has acknowledged him as Yeddyurappa loyalist.
"Yeddyurappa is my leader. I will always remain loyal to him. I am a free bird now and I am going to Haveri to attend KJP bash," he said.
Puttaswamy said this was not the way to treat a backward class leader.