No request for megacity project info: Karnataka CM

Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 19:02

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister D V
Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said he had not received request from
anyone, including the Union Corporate Affairs Ministry, for
information on the alleged irregularities in Mega City housing
project promoted by his cabinet colleague C P Yogeshwar.
"So far I have not received any request seeking
information on it from any one. I have no communication even
from the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs which has probed
into the matter," he told reporters here.

Union Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily has
earlier this week said his ministry had submitted a report on
the Mega City project `irregularities` and action would be
taken by the government.

However, Yogeshwar, the state Forest Minister, has denied
any irregularities in the project.

Gowda also said the outcome of the September 26
by-election to Koppal assembly seat cannot be considered a referendum on
his administration as he had assumed office barely two months
ago.

Gowda, who campaigned for two days in the constituency,
however, exuded optimism of BJP winning the seat by a huge
margin.
He said Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had told him
that the Centre had decided to amend Article 371D of the
Constitution to provide for special powers to North Karnataka
region.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 19:02

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