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Bangalore: Governor H.R. Bharadwaj is expected to seek the views of the State Government on the serious charge of a housing land scam levelled against the Government by the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) legislature parties. Sources in the Government told The Hindu that the Governor promised to examine the matter during the course of which he is also expected to seek the views of the Government.

The proceedings in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly was stalled for the second consecutive day with the JD(S) and the Congress refusing to budge until the Government agreed to order an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation or the Lokayukta into what has been termed as a multi-crore land scam. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has refused to heed to the demand.

Led by JD(S) leader and former Minister H.D. Revanna and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, the legislators called on the Governor and submitted a memorandum highlighting their demands. In a parallel move, the Chief Minister brought out facts relating to land purchases by previous governments far above the guidance value fixed by the Department of Revenue.

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