China tour is a success, says Yeddyurappa

B S Yeddyurappa

"As far as development issue is concerned, my trip to China is a success. I have met heads of 70 companies there and many have evinced interest to invest in Karnataka", he told reporters here on his return from a week-long tour.
The trip had come under fire from Congress and JDS which had flayed Yeddyurappa for embarking on it when the state is facing drought in several parts.

He also said he would visit a few more countries ahead of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) slated for January 10 and 11 here to lure investors.

"Certain development models I witnessed in Beijing and Shanghai would be implemented in the state," Yeddyurappa, who led a team of ministers and officials to China, said.

Prior to the just concluded tour, the BJP government has so far sent over 200 farmers to China on a study tour in three batches.

Asked about Governor H R Bhardwaj expressing unhappiness over the law and order situation in the state, Yeddyurappa said the governor had already clarified to Home Minister Dr V S Acharya "not to attach" importance to the statement.
"Political leaders have already commented on it. I don't want to react and have asked my ministers too not to continue with the reactions," he said.

Acharya met Bhardwaj yesterday and discussed with him the Governor's remarks which have evoked sharp criticism from BJP leaders and ministers. Law Minister Suresh Kumar had written to Bhardwaj calling his reported remarks as baffling.

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