External affairs minister S M Krishna on Friday welcomed a judicial probe ordered by the Karnataka government into the denotification and allotment of lands by Bangalore Development Authority and Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board.
"Let the probe bring out the truth. During my regime as chief minister, I denotified lands in public interest," Krishna, in Mandya on a private visit, told reporters.
Krishna, who was chief minister between 1999-2004, has already clarified that he denotified lands acquired by BDA and KIADB for public purpose, including for development projects and not to favour any individuals.
Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is facing allegations of nepotism and favouritism in denotification and allotment of land, has ordered a judicial probe into the issue from 1995 to till date to cover the period of his predecessors also.