KARNATAKA

Probe into charge against Kumaraswamy ruled out

Staff Correspondent



‘I will abide by the guidance of the RSS’

Congress MLA present at press conference



TUMKUR: Chief Minister-designate B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that his Government will not order an inquiry into the allegation that the former Chief Minster H.D. Kumaraswamy had received Rs. 150 crore from mine owners in Bellary district.

Speaking to presspersons after offering puja at the Sri Siddalingeswara shrine at Yediyur, near here, on Thursday, Mr. Yeddyurappa said his Government would not waste time on taking revenge on anyone.

The people had already punished Mr. Kumaraswamy and his father, H.D. Deve Gowda, for “betraying” him and the BJP (by withdrawing support to the coalition government).

“I will abide by the guidance of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS),” he said.

“I attribute the victory to the relentless efforts of RSS leaders and those of the erstwhile Jan Sangh over several decades. I will work under the RSS’s guidance,” he said.

He visited the Rambhapuri Khasashakha Math at Yediyur and received the blessings of Renuka Shivacharya Swamiji. He then drove to the Adi Chunchanagiri Math in Mandya district and met Balagangadharanatha Swamiji.

He later visited the Siddaganga Math, near here, and met Shivakumara Swamiji.

On his way back to Tumkur, Mr. Yeddyurappa addressed party workers at Hebbur. “The BJP Government will lay stress on easing the drinking water problem faced by the people in Bangalore city by tapping water from the Hemavathy river,” he said.

He allayed the fears of the people of Tumkur, Hassan and Mandya districts that they would not have enough river water for irrigation. “All the three Hemavathy lift irrigation projects (Hebbur, Nagavalli and Honnavalli in Tumkur district) will be implemented as scheduled.”

Netravati diversion

He would persuade leaders of Dakshina Kannada district to agree to the diversion of the Netravati to provide water to dry regions in Tumkur district and its surroundings.

B.B. Ramaswamy Gowda, Congress MLA for Kunigal, received Mr. Yeddyurappa and accompanied him to the Siddalingeswara temple at Yediyur. Mr. Gowda was present at the press conference as well.

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