Sunday, November 22, 2009

CBI should inquire into nexus between politicians And mining leases: Lok Satta

The CBI should be asked to inquire into the nexus between politicians and grant of mining leases, the Lok Satta Party demanded here today.

Commenting on Chief Minister K. Rosaiah’s offer to resign if the TDP got a single seat more than the Congress in the GHMC elections, Lok Satta Party spokesmen Mr. YD Ramarao, Katari Srinivasarao, V. Lakshman Balaji said the challenge was irrelevant. The controversy over the Obulapuram Mining Company should not be reduced to a slanging match between the Congress and the TDP. It involved the exploitation of precious but depleting natural resources costing thousands of crores of rupees.

The Lok Satta demanded that the Government straightway cancel all the mining leases and call for competitive international bidding in the interests of the State and the nation.

The CBI, the party hoped, would naturally look into the Central Empowered Committee’s findings on the OMC.

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