Selling of 3,667 acres to JWS is on hold: Karnataka Cabinet

  • | Thursday | 27th May, 2021

Apart from BJP leaders, senior Congress leader HK Patil wrote two letters to the Kumaraswamy government in 2019 opposing the deal, saying it was priced too low. 

The Karnataka Cabinet on May 27 put on hold its decision to sell 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel Ltd in Ballari following widespread opposition, including from some MLAs of the ruling BJP.

"We had taken a decision in the previous Cabinet (to sell the land). The decision is now on hold as it was not confirmed in this Cabinet meeting," a report in The Deccan Herald quoted law and parliamentary affairs minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Earlier this month, at least four BJP legislators wrote a letter to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, demanding a rollback of the government’s decision to sell the land.

Three years ago, facing stiff opposition, industries minister KJ George had requested the then chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who was heading a  JD (S)-Congress coalition government, to set up a cabinet sub-committee to look into the deal.

At the time, the cabinet decided to convert the lease of 3,667 acres to JSW Steel at Ballari into sale in accordance with the initial agreement.



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