Karnataka CM blames Centre`s policies for price rise

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday blamed Centre for the rising prices of essential commodities, including onion and said he would convene a meeting for discussing steps to check the hike.

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Tuesday blamed Centre for the rising prices of
essential commodities, including onion and said he would
convene a meeting for discussing steps to check the hike.

"Certain policy decisions concerning import and export
have led to price rise," he told reporters here.
Yeddyurappa said he would convene a meeting of officials
in a couple of days to discuss steps to check the price rise.

The Chief Minister declined to react to Governor H R
Bhardwaj`s statement that he was dissatisfied with his reply
to his two letters over illegal mining and land scams.

Bhardwaj had yesterday said he was not happy with the
response furnished to him by Yeddyurappa, to his two letters
on land scams and illegal mining and had declared he might
contemplate writing another letter.

He had said it was "only a two line cryptic reply,
instead of telling what action has been initiated."
After being reminded by Bhardwaj, Yedyurappa had replied
to his letters, in which the Governor had raised corruption
charges against the Chief Minister and illegal mining,
apparently targeting ministers and mining magnates Janardhana
Reddy, Karunakara Reddy and their close associate B
Sreeramulu.

PTI

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