Cancel decision to sell land to Jindal group: BJP leader

Cancel decision to sell land to Jindal group: BJP leader

Agency News

Shivamogga, May 28: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa, strongly criticising the State Cabinet's decision to sell over 3666 acres of land to Jindal group at a throw away price, urged the Government to revoke its decision.

Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, the BJP leader charged that the State government had decided to hand over huge tract of land to a company, which had defaulted in making payment to the State government.

“The Congress-JDS coalition government, which is numbering its days is trying to make hay as much as it can before going” he said. While urging the state government to reverse its decision on granting the land at cheap price, the BJP leader warned of launching statewide agitation on the issue.

On Monday, the State Cabinet approved sale of land to Jindal company to expand its Steel Plant in Torangal in Bellari district. Referring to the reports of the Congress making efforts to wean away some of the BJP MLAs, to avert the collapse of the state government he shot back that “No BJP MLAs are ready to become the prey of the ruling government”. (UNI)