"I am sure the Karnataka chief minister has good reason
for the clean chit he has given because the Lok Ayukta in
Karnataka has been entrusted to look into the entire matter,"
Mitra told reporters here reacting to the development on the
Mitra said the state government had opposed handing over
the probe to the CBI because that would only delay the
"The state government is looking into the matter and the
Karnataka CM already said that nobody will be spared. Steps
will be taken against those who will be found guilty by the
Lok Ayukta," Mitra said.
Besides giving a clean chit to the Bellary mining barons,
G Janardhan Reddy and G Karunakar Reddy, Yeddyurappa has also
ruled out their dismissal from the state cabinet.
Kolkata: BJP MP Chandan Mitra today said
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's clean chit to the
Reddy brothers facing allegations of illegal mining as "backed
by good reasons".
First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 22:36