Mining lobby may be behind KTK govt crisis: Venkaiah Naidu

"The entire mine owners have ganged up, I am told. Because they are aggrieved by the order of the state government banning the export of iron ore, which is fetching them thousands of crores of rupees. Once it stabilises, we will order an enquiry into the entire episode and find out who are the people who provided this money, who are the people behind this, how the money has changed hands," he told reporters.

Asked to elaborate on the proposed probe, he said the Chief Minister would take a decision on the matter.

He asserted that the Yeddyurappa government has taken a courageous decision in banning the export of iron ore.

"The victory of the Yeddyurappa government in the confidence vote is a triumph of democracy and a slap on the face of the Congress-JD (S) combine and their co-conspirator, Governor H R Bhardwaj," Naidu said.

Describing the decision of the Speaker to disqualify the dissident MLAs as "historic", he said the decision would go a long way in "arresting unethical acts of defectors and horse traders".

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