Let HDK head probe into phone tapping: CM

The chief minister denied allegations of telephone tapping made against him by the State JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy.

“We would never indulge in such acts,” said Yeddyurappa on Sunday. The confidence with which H D Kumaraswamy has made the allegation gives rise to the impression that JD(S) leaders are familiar with the art of telephone tapping, said the chief minister.

“Even my telephone calls are tapped by the Opposition leaders. Thus, in order to unravel the facts there should be a probe,” Yeddyurappa added.

He challenged the former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy to head the probe panel.

To mark the second anniversary of the BJP government in the State the Global Investors’ meet will be held in Bangalore on June 3rd and 4th. The meet is expected to generate investment proposals upto Rs 3 lakh crore. Over 400 entrepreneurs, who are heading business firms of international repute are expected to participate, he elaborated.

The State has a conducive environment for global investment. Setting up of industrial units in tier two and three cities will also be proposed at the meet, he said.

Yeddyurappa expressed satisfaction over the pace of re-construction work in flood-ravaged north Karnataka. A target of constructing 65,000 houses has been set, out of which the construction work of 35,000 houses has already begun. Before the onset of monsoon at least 50,000 houses will be ready.

On the controversial Dandavati project, the chief minister said that the State government would wait for the decision of Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal. JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and former chief minister S Bangarappa have left no stone unturned to disrupt the project. People of the district should understand the politics behind disrupting this project and teach a befitting lesson to the duo, he said.

Replying to a query on Hogenakal dispute, he said that official level talks between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will resume shortly and was optimistic of the outcome of an amicable solution to the dispute.

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