Karna to cooperate with CBI if help sought: CM
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said his government would cooperate with CBI probe ordered by Centre at the request of Andhra Pradesh into allegations of illegal mining if the agency seeks it.india Updated: Dec 05, 2009 20:00 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said his government would cooperate with CBI probe ordered by Centre at the request of Andhra Pradesh into allegations of illegal mining if the agency seeks it.
Yeddyurappa also promised to "bare all details" on mining in the state legislature in its coming session from Dec 14.
"My government has nothing to hide", Yeddyurappa told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Bangalore.
It would be the duty of any government to cooperate if CBI seeks it, he said replying to questions on CBI probe into illegal mining. Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy, whose Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) in Andhra Pradesh faces the CBI investigations, today said he would cooperate with the investigating agency.
"We will extend our complete cooperation to the CBI in its investigation", Reddy told reporters after inaugurating a lift irrigation project at Hagari near Bellary.
Reddy said the OMC will file a petition before Andhra Pradesh High Court soon challenging the report of the Central Empowered Committee on whose recommendations the neighbouring state government shut its operations.
Referring to charges levelled by opposition parties, he charged former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was indulging in caste politics.
He also took a swipe at former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah for demanding CBI probe in Karnataka too.