Lokayukta report: BJP says it is too early to reac

Lokayukta Santosh Hegde has recommended a probe into Yeddyurappa`s role and that of his four ministerial colleagues with regard to illegal mining in the state.

Updated: Jul 21, 2011, 11:45 AM IST

New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday said it was too early to react to the Karnataka Lokayukta report on illegal mining, which has indicted Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, and asked the Congress to first take action against those named in
the Shunglu Committee and Delhi Lokayukta report.

"The Shunglu Committee had indicted the Sheila Dikshit government in the Commonwealth Games and the Delhi Lokayukta had recommended to the President that action should be taken against her minister Rajkumar Chauhan in the Tivoli Garden case. Nothing has been done in these two cases. Congress
should first respond to this," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said here.

He said the party will wait for the report on illegal
mining in the state to be made public before coming out with
any reaction.

Lokayukta Santosh Hegde has recommended a probe into
Yeddyurappa`s role and that of his four ministerial colleagues
with regard to illegal mining in the state.

The report, which is to be submitted soon, has also
sought an investigation into the role of former Chief Minister
and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and Congress Rajya Sabha MP
Anil Lad.

Sources have said the four Ministers who were named in
the report are: G Janardhana Reddy, G Karunakara Reddy, B
Sriramulu, all hailing from the mineral-rich Bellary district,
and V Somanna.

PTI