Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Government will not allow private managements of educational institutions to play with the future of the students aspiring to pursue professional education.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday before proceeding to Gadag and Bagalkot districts, the Chief Minister said the Government would take a firm decision soon.

He clarified there was no question of putting off the CET counselling and it would be held as per the timetable.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said: “Everything has a limit. We will take a firm decision. We are hopeful that the issue will be sorted out amicably.”

Illegal mining

To a query on illegal mining, Mr. Yeddyurappa said there was no question of protecting anybody.

To another query on the reported displeasure of Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde on the delay in acting against illegal mining and those supporting it, he said he would be meeting the Lokayukta personally to clear the air.

He said the Government would extend all cooperation and assistance to investigating agencies during the probe and inquiries into illegal mining.

Clean chit

Mr. Yeddyurappa said neither Housing Minister V. Somanna nor his sons were involved in illegal mining in Tumkur district. He said there had been no mining at all in the last two years in Tumkur district.