Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kumaraswamy to stay in Naxal-infested areas in Udupi

Kollur (Karnataka), April. 22 (PTI): Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has said that he will stay in some of the Naxal-infested areas in Udupi district in the first week of May.

Kumaraswamy, who was speaking to reporters here last night after visiting the famous Kollur Mokambika temple here, said during his stay, he would try to know the problems of the local people.

Ever since becoming Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy has been staying at one of the houses of local people in a chosen village to acquaint himself with their problems. Asked about the "Vikas Yatra" being held statewide by the JDS' ruling coalition partner BJP, he said nothing could be achieved through such "yatras".

To a query, he said he would give up his post and hand over power to the BJP to lead the coalition after 20 months as part of their power sharing arrangement. The coalition would complete its 40-month term, he added.

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