CM seeks Krishna`s help to persuade Obama visit B`Lore
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Last Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:29
Bangalore: Karnataka Government today requested the Centre to persuade US President Barack Obama to include IT hub Bangalore in his itinerary during his upcoming visit to India in November.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa called on External Affairs Minister S M Krishna at his residence here and asked him to persuade Obama to visit Bangalore to "witness the strides it had made in IT and Bio Technology sectors".

Yeddyurappa during his meeting with Krishna, who was the state's chief minister between 1999 and 2004, also handed over a letter of request, highlighting the efforts that the Congress leader had undertaken to build the image of brand Bangalore during his regime.

"Your Government (Krishna) has put Karnataka on the world map. India's economy has boomed because of Bangalore. Out of 250 biotech companies in the country, Bangalore is home to 140 of them. Please bring US President Obama to Bangalore to witness the development that happened in your regime and also during the BJP rule," Yeddyurappa said in his letter, according to sources close to Krishna.

The BJP government recently held a Global Investors Meet and signed MoUs to attract about Rs four lakh crore investments with various firms.


First Published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:29

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