Yeddyurappa rejects demand for White Paper

Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday rejected the demand of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) leaders that the State Government bring out a White Paper on its financial position by stating that there was no need for it when the RBI Governor, D. Subbarao, had appreciated its financial management.

“There can be no bigger certificate of appreciation than this,” he said.

Mr. Yeddyurappa, who rushed to Shimoga on Saturday evening to celebrate the victory of his son B.Y. Raghavendra in the Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency, said that the Government would give special attention to continue development works, implementation of which had suffered since the Lok Sabha was announced.

He said that the Government would announce new development programmes by the end of this month to mark its first anniversary.

Expressing his happiness over the performance of BJP candidates in the election, he said it was notable that political heavyweights such as S. Bangarappa, Jaffer Sherief, Janardhana Poojary and Margaret Alva had been defeated by BJP candidates who were much junior to them. This showed that people had voted in appreciation of the BJP Government’s programmes in the last one year.

He said that he would make special efforts to make Shimoga as a model district in the State. Mr. Raghavendra said he would rise to the expectations of people in discharging his duty as an MP.

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