H. Anjaneya, Minister for Social Welfare, was hopeful that the internal reservation for Scheduled Castes, as recommended by the Justice A.J. Sadashiva Commission, would be provided soon.
Responding to questions by presspersons here on Sunday, Mr. Anjaneya, while recalling his struggle seeking reservation commensurate to population, said that he had discussed in detail with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah about implementing the commission report and that one had to wait for some time for the government to take a decision in this regard.
Regarding reports of the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) forging an alliance to take control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika, Mr. Anjaneya said that while he was not aware of any such developments, it was left to the Chief Minister and the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee to decide on the matter.
He said that the Rs. 204-crore special package of development in Ballari district, announced by him during the recent by-election to Ballari (rural) Assembly constituency, was ready and approvals had also been given. Steps would be taken to set in motion the developments work before December this year.
The Minister, while expressing grief over the killing of writer M.M. Kalaburagi, wanted the perpetrators to be punished.
Mr. Anjaneya was here to participate in a function organised by Madiga Employees Association.
Rs. 204-crore special package for Ballari ready: Minister