OMC mining issue: Karna CM flays Oppn
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Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009, 23:52
Chitradurga: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday slammed the opposition for its allegations of illegal mining against Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) owned by Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy, asking them to substantiate their charges.

"If they have any documents with regard to illegal mining, let them (opposition) make it public," he told reporters while canvassing for BJP candidate G H Thippareddy for the coming elections to the Legislative Council here.

"There is no need to give importance to such baseless allegations," Yeddyurappa said.

Andhra Pradesh High Court had recently suspended operation of the state government's GO, prohibiting alleged illegal mining by the OMC.

Yeddyurappa said the state government had informed the Centre that it needed Rs 6,000 crore to take up flood-relief works in the state. "The Centre, which has already released Rs 500 crore, has assured that more funds would be released soon," he said.


First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009, 23:52

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