Gulbarga: Karnataka Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa Tuesday ruled out change in his leadership and
asserted that he will complete his five-year term in office.
"There will be no change in my leadership. The
opposition parties, which are conspiring against me, will not
succeed in their plans to destabilise my government. I will
continue as chief minister for the remaining two and a half
years," Yeddyurappa said.
The government is thinking of providing financial
assistance to `stree shakti` groups to take up self-employment
ventures, he said, addressing a gathering of women to whom he
distributed sarees here.
On the controversy over denotification of land, he
said a committee headed by Chief Secretary SV Ranganah has
been set up to study denotification ordered in the last 10
years. He would also hold a meeting with opposition party
leaders soon to discuss the issue, he said.
Yeddyurappa said he plans to lead an all-party
delegation to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the
ongoing Parliament session to press for an amendment to
Article 371 of the Constitution to provide for special
economic powers for development of backward north Karnataka
Earlier JDS MLA, Aruna Patil and about 60 of her
supporters, who staged a protest against the distribution of
sarees, were taken into custody, police said.