CM promises support to CBI

BSY meets RSS leaders to discuss political fallout

“The government will not hide any facts. All necessary details will be provided to the investigating agency,” the CM told reporters here on Saturday. He further stated that all allegations levelled by the Opposition Parties will be replied in the forthcoming Assembly session. The OMC is owned by Janardhana Reddy, Tourism Minister in the Yeddyurappa Cabinet.

Meanwhile, the CM who met top RSS leaders here on Saturday is said to have discussed the political fallout of the CBI taking over the case pertaining to the alleged illegal mining in Anantapur district in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. According to sources, the CM will closely monitor the developments, before taking a final take on the matter.
The RSS had stood by Yeddyurappa when the Reddys led a rebellion demanding a change in leadership.

Ever since the Andhra Pradesh government decided to refer the mining activities in Bellary to the CBI and the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court recommended suspension of mining leases of the Bellary Reddys, the CM has been under tremendous pressure that the State also crack the whip. Now, with the CBI taking over the case, the Congress on Saturday upped its ante against the government demanding the sacking of the Bellary ministers.

Task forces constituted

The Union government has constituted two task forces to inquiry into mining activities in Hospet and Bellary mining zones. The task forces will be touring the mining areas   between December 7 and 12, sources said. The inquiry teams by the Union Ministry of Mines were constituted following allegation by several MPs in Parliament on illegal mining in Bellary.

Each task force will comprise two officials from the Indian Bureau of Mines and two officers from the Department of Mines of Karnataka.

“As many as 24 mining leases would be inspected. The various complaints filed with the Union Environment and Forest Department will also be considered”, the sources added.

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