BJP to stage dharna against JSW land deal with Karnataka government

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BENGALURU: BJP Karnataka unit chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday has said the party will stage a two-day sit-in demonstration at Vidhana Soudha on June 14-15 against the sale of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel in Ballari.


“We have decided to stage round-the-clock sit-demonstration for two days against the failure of the government”, Yeddyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru.

“Earlier we had decided to stage three-day demonstration but we will hold the protest on June 14 and 15, because all the MPs are going to Delhi on June 16," he added.

“The protest is to highlight the insensitivity of the congress-JDS coalition government towards the prevailing drought in the State”, he stated.

The Karnataka Cabinet recently decided to execute the absolute sale of land to JSW steel, which is based out of Vijayanagar in Ballari district.

According to the decision, the lease of 3,667 acres to JSW Steel would be converted into a permanent sale in accordance with the initial agreement.

This created a furore in the opposition. The BJP alleged that the government would get kickback after the finalisation of the deal.

 

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