Need time to study Lokayukta report: Yeddyurappa

Putting up a brave face despite damning indictment by Lokayukta on illegal mining, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa said his govt needs time to study the "voluminous" report submitted by the anti-corruption watchdog.

Updated: Jul 27, 2011, 22:43 PM IST

Bangalore: Putting up a brave face
despite damning indictment by Lokayukta on illegal mining,
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said his
government needs time to study the "voluminous" report
submitted by the anti-corruption watchdog and maintained that
"most of its points" were pending before courts.

Reacting to the report of Lokayukta Santosh Hegde,
Yeddyurappa said it`s a voluminous one running into hundreds
of pages and has 31 chapters, adding, it needs time to
comprehensively consider it.
"However, when we notice the report, it appears that
there are repetition of old points on (illegal) mining. Most
of the points are pending before the Supreme Court and high
court," he said.

Yeddyurappa said the report would be discussed in
detail at tomorrow`s cabinet meeting scheduled for 3.30 pm.
"After all information, we will take a decision on what we
should going forward."

He said he, along with the party`s state unit
President K S Eshwarappa and some "important leaders", will
brief the BJP`s central leadership in Delhi on the report and
return tomorrow.

PTI