Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday said he would not resign from the post as demanded by BJP for his alleged encroachment of government land as the case has been closed.
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Friday granted conditional bail to the former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple.
Former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri, against whom a case had been booked for allegedly grabbing land belonging to a local temple, on Thursday said he was not aware that it belonged to the temple and offered to give it back to them.
Karnataka Government would try to prevail upon the Central government to allow it to set up special courts to try cases of encroachment of government land and to get Presidential nod for the Karnataka Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, passed by the legislature.
BJP MLA Gopal Shetty six others were booked for alleged land grabbing in suburban Kandivali as per a court directive after a widow contended that her property had been usurped, police said on Thursday.