Illegal mining: CM lambasts Opposition parties

Illegal mining: CM lambasts Opposition parties

State Government firm on taking action against guilty

Illegal mining: CM lambasts Opposition parties

Assertion: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa talking to media persons at helipad in Arsikere on Tuesday. dh photo

Talking to media persons at the helipad here on his way to Kadur in Chikmagalur district, he said the BJP Government had already banned the export of iron ore.

Besides, strict instructions are given to officials concerned to take stern action against those involved in illegal mining. Without understanding this, the Opposition parties were making baseless allegations against the incumbent government.

Replying to a question, he said the State’s financial position is good and there is no need for worry. In fact, Union Minister of State for Mining and Geology and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu have complimented the government for initiating strong action against illegal mining.  The government has cancelled licence of four companies and booked criminal case against 50 persons on charges of indulging in illegal mining. “I have got proof to prove the involvement of former prime minister, H D Deve Gowda family  members  in illegal mining in the State”.

On alleged threat to his life, Yeddyurappa said he did not care for such threats. His government is committed to fight against terrorists and other anti-national forces.
He exuded his confidence on the victory of BJP candidates in both Kadur and Gulbarga Assembly constituencies that are going for by-elections.

He took former chief Minister and MP N Dharam Singh for giving permission to take up mining in agricultural land. However, Governor H R Bhardwaj and the Union Government were protecting him even after his name figured in the report submitted by the Lokayukta on illegal mining in the State. “I will not go back from taking action against all those involved in illegal mining without bothering how much they are influential in society.
 Interestingly, some Congress leaders who moved court against the government’s decision on banning export of iron ore, too participated in Congress padayatra.