Raichur: Asserting that his government had
no faith in CBI, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
today dared the Opposition to approach the Supreme Court over
its demand for a probe by the central agency into illegal
"We have no faith in CBI. If Congress leaders have any
documents to prove illegal mining, let them go to Supreme
Court or present them to President Pratibha Patil," he told
Yeddyurappa, who has firmly rejected the Opposition
demand for CBI investigation into illegal mining and illegal
export of iron ore, asked Congress to submit "whatever proof
it has" to the Lokayukta, which is probing the matter.
He urged the Centre to nationalise mining in the
country and defended the ban slapped by him on export of iron
Yeddyurappa said he was not perturbed by the ongoing
325-km padayatra undertaken by Congress against illegal mining
targeting the ministers and mining magnates -- Janardhana
Reddy, Karunakara Reddy and B Sreeramulu.
"They might have to spend another 25 years in doing
padayatras in the state," he said.
Yeddyurappa said he would lead BJP rallies in district
headquarters after August 20 to highlight the achievements of