Bellary ministers to go on padayatra to Mysore
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 17:51
Bangalore: In a retaliatory mode after attack from Opposition parties over alleged illegal mining, Karnataka Health Minister B Sreeramulu today said he and his ministerial colleagues -- the Reddy brothers -- would undertake a padayatra from Bellary to Mysore to "expose the misdeeds" of Congress and JDS.

"Congress leader Siddaramaiah has announced plans to undertake padayatra from Bangalore to Bellary. We (ministers G Janardhana Reddy, G Karunakara Reddy and himself) will go on padayatra from Bellary to Mysore," Sreeramulu told reporters.

Sreeramulu, one of the mining magnets of the mine-rich Bellary district and a business associate of the Reddy brothers, dared the Opposition parties to prove their charge that he was involved in illegal mining and declared "if it is proved, I am ready to quit".

He termed as "politically motivated" the statement made by Governor H R Bhardwaj on illegal mining.

Sreeramulu also flayed the Opposition dharna over the issue in the Assembly and said "Let them come to Bellary to see the development works that have taken place there. When Congress president Sonia Gandhi was elected to Lok Sabha from Bellary, the then Congress government announced a special package for its development, but it was not implemented."


First Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 17:51

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