Mega development plan for Bellary

The Government will lay foundation for development works to the tune of Rs. 1,100 crore in Bellary on August 20 in a symbolic gesture to mark the 11th anniversary of the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj's first visit to Bellary to contest the Lok Sabha polls, according to Bellary district in-charge Minister G. Janardhana Reddy.

Mr. Reddy met Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa here on Wednesday to get clearance for some of the development works to be launched on August 20.

After meeting the Chief Minister, Mr. Reddy told The Hindu that foundation for these works would be laid by Ms. Swaraj.

On the occasion, new roads which have been laid at a cost of Rs. 100 crore would be inaugurated, he said.

Ms. Swaraj is coming to Bellary on August 20 to participate in the public convention to be held in Bellary, which is the last in the series of four conventions being organised by the BJP to counter the padayatra of the Opposition Congress against illegal mining that targeted the Bellary Ministers, besides accusing the Government of failure to protect the State's mineral wealth.

Mr. Reddy declared that the BJP convention to be organised in Bellary will be a mammoth one and would witness five to ten-fold more turnout of people than the Congress convention.

“I can tell you that a minimum of five-fold more crowd than Congress convention will definitely attend our convention,” he said.

  • Rs. 1,100-crore works to be taken up
  • BJP to organise ‘mammoth' meet in Bellary

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