Too early to react on Lokayukta mining report: BJP

BJP said it was too early to react to the K`taka Lokayukta report on illegal mining, which has indicted CM BS Yeddyurappa.

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.


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