Withdraw boycott, CM tells PUC teachers

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa receiving prasada from Sringeri Sharada peeta seer Bharathitheertha Swamy.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa called upon the agitating PUC lecturers to withdraw boycotting valuation of PUC answer scripts. The teachers have been boycotting the valuation work for the last four days. The boycott will put six lakh students to hardship.

Speaking to presspersons before attending ‘Ayutha Chandiyaga’ held as part of 60th birthday of Sringeri Sharada peeta seer Bharathitheertha Swamy here on Monday, he said a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of education department secretary. Suitable measures will be taken to remove the disparity in the remuneration.

The demands would be addressed within 30 days, he promised. “I feel that the boycotting teachers will attend the valuation work,” he said.

To a query on illegal mining, Yeddyurappa said “we will not allow to loot the state’s resources. The export of iron ore has been banned. We will appeal in the Supreme Court on the ban on iron ore within April 20.”

Meanwhile he affirmed that the Bharatiya Janatha Party will win in all the three constituencies in the recetly held by elections. The educated voters will decide the fate of the Congress and the JD(S), he added. “There is no differences of opinion within the party. We are all united and are working towards the development of the state,” he added.

Stating that the financial condition of the state is stable, Yeddyurappa said the financial assistance to organic farming has been increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 5,000.

Cabinet expansion

The CM said the decision on cabinet expansion will be taken after the results of the by election. The decision will be taken after holding discussion with the party leaders. Chikmagalur likely to get preference.”

MLA D N Jeevraj, MLC D H Shankaramurthy, Zilla Panchayat President Praphulla Manjunath were present.

Yaga concludes

The yaga which was held for the first time in the history of the mutt was concluded on Monday.  As many as 1000 seers took part in the yaga and recited Chandi Parayana 10,000 times .

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