Bengaluru: BJP MLA from Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar Suresh Kumar, who undertook a hunger strike as a protest against Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) officials for not announcing the interview dates for Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) aspirants of the 2015 batch, has withdrawn it. The strike was to be held in front of the KPSC office, Bengaluru.

As he sat for the protest, KPSC officials rushed to the venue and informed him that the interview date was set for July 29. But the MLA insisted that a written assurance be given in this regard.

So as per the MLA’s request, secretary of the KPSC Jannu gave him in writing that the interview date would be set for July 29.

With this assurance, he has dropped the protest and thanked Vijayendra, the principal secretary of the Karnataka BJP Yuva Morcha.

What’s the confusion all about?

The notification for the selection of KAS officers for the year 2015 was made on May 12, the same year.

The prelims were held on August 20, the same year.

The mains were held from December 16 to December 23 in the year 2017. But the results were not announced ever after a year. In this regard, Suresh Kumar held talks with the president and secretary of the KPSC, urging them to declare results.

When nothing materialised, the BJP leader also wrote a letter to the chief minister.

Finally, the results were declared on January 28 this year.

Though the results were announced, the date for the interviews was not announced. Aspirants were made to wait infinitely for this.