JD(U) to talk to BJP following indictment of Yeddy

JD(U) said it will talk to its ally BJP on "logical grounds" in the wake of Karnataka Lokayukta indicting Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in cases of illegal mining in the state.

New Delhi: JD(U) on Friday said it will talk
to its ally BJP on "logical grounds" in the wake of Karnataka
Lokayukta indicting Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in cases of
illegal mining in the state.

"This news came yesterday. BJP is our ally and we will
talk to them on this issue on logical grounds," JD(U) Chief
Sharad Yadav today told reporters.
On whether the Karnataka episode has weakened his
party`s stand on fight against corruption Yadav said, "We have
been in Parliament for last 37 years. We will continue our
fight against corruption. As far as Karnataka issue is
concerned, we are with our ally BJP and we will talk to them
on logical grounds."
Yadav was interacting with reporters at a press
conference held to highlight his party`s stand on latest
report of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).

On reports of an alleged land scam in JD(U)-ruled
Bihar where the land meant for the state Industrial Area
Development Authority (BIADA) was alloted to relatives of
political leaders, Yadav said strict action would be taken if
any wrong-doing is discovered there.

"BIADA is an autonomous body. Bihar is the only state
where there is no discretionary quota of any minister or the
Chief Minister (for allotting lands). Chief Secretary (of the
state) has been deputed to inquire into it and strict action
would be taken if any wrong-doing in discovered," he said.

Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has been facing
allegations that BIADA which gives land on 90-year lease on
first-come-first-serve basis alloted several plots to
relatives of politicians and bureaucrats there.

PTI

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