Mining scam: Congress slams Karnataka govt
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Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 23:48
  
Bangalore: Karnataka Congress on Friday flayed ruling BJP's decision to seek clarifications on the Lokayukta report over illegal mining, a step it described as an attempt to "save some persons".

"Section 13 of the Lokayukta Act is very clear. Either the government can accept the report or reject it. In this case, the Governor has already accepted the report and initiated action against the then chief minister", KPCC President G Parameshwara told a press conference here.

He demanded the guilty be punished.

Parameshwara hit out at the government "apathy" towards taking up relief work in 84 drought-hit talukas.

"The government has kept quiet after declaring 84 talukas drought-hit. It has not asked the district administration to take up programmes like providing employment to labourers, drinking water and fodder to animals. No memorandum has so far been submitted to the Centre seeking aid", Parameshwara charged.

He urged the government to convene an Assembly session to debate various issues facing the state, including power crisis and drought.

PTI


First Published: Friday, October 14, 2011, 23:48


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