None in the Cabinet are tainted: CM

None in the Cabinet are tainted: CM

Not a single mining permit issued after I took charge, says BSY

None in the Cabinet are tainted: CM

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa inaugurating the convention of BJP workers and local body members in Hubli on Thursday. M R Patil, Jagadish Shettar, C M Udasi, Murugesh Nirani, Basavaraj Bommai, Prahalad Joshi, Shivaraj Sajjanar, Veeranna Savadi and others are also seen. dh photoAddressing the media here on Thursday, he declared that no minister in his Cabinet was tainted, adding that a statement made by BJP leader Dhananjay Kumar had not come to his notice.

Yeddyurappa, who was in the City to attend a party workers meeting in connection with the Council polls, said reiterated that not a single mining permit was issued after he became the Chief Minister.

He said it was proposed to collect revenue to the tune of Rs 48,189 crore in 2009-10, and Rs 28,064 crore was collected by the end of November. Attempts were on to reach the target within next four months, and to generate more revenue without introducing any new tax.

Earlier, he inaugurated a convention of BJP workers, and local body members at T B Revankar Garden in the background of forthcoming elections for Legislative Council seats, and said that attempts would be made to restrict the fiscal deficit below four per cent.

“Opposition party leaders are making baseless allegations against the government, just to protect their existence. I will give answer to all allegations in the next Session of the State Legislature,” Yeddyurappa noted.

Steps were taken to generate 5,000 MW power in the State, and to make Karnataka a “hut-less” State by constructing three lakh houses. About 220 flood-hit villages were being relocated, and new layouts were being developed for the flood-affected people, he explained, adding “we cannot perform any magic, we are striving hard for the welfare of the public”.

Ministers Jagadish Shettar, C M Udasi, Murugesh Nirani, Basavaraj Bommai, and others were present.