Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: In a marked departure from his earlier stand, BJP MLC G. Janardhan Reddy of the Rs.150 crore mining bribery scam fame has said that he is ready to cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Mr. Reddy told presspersons at the lounge of the Legislative Council on Thursday that he would like to speak on the issue on the floor of the House. He had submitted a notice to the acting Chairman N. Thippanna in this regard, he said.

Asked about his change of mind, Mr. Reddy said the U.L. Bhat Commission that looked into the scam had recommended that the issue could be referred to the CBI.