Bangalore, Dec 17 (UNI) Karnataka Milk Federation Chairman H D Revanna today defended the recent hike of Rs Two per litre of milk and said the Federations were ready to convince the government in this regard.
Speaking to newsmen here at his residence, Mr Revanna said the decision to hike the price was left to the individual Milk Federations and it was done keeping in view the larger interests of the farmers. There were 13 Milk Federations working in the state, he pointed out.
Replying to queries, he said if the Governor or the advisors were to ask for clarifications the Federations were ready to provide details to support the decision to hike the price. But still the price of per litre of milk was less as compared to those sold by the private milk dairies, he observed.
On a question related to his interference in Cooperative department during the Janata Dal (Secular) and Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government ruling as alleged by former Minister G T Devegowda, who quit the party to join BJP, Mr Revanna, who was PWD Minister in the government, said that in some cases it becomes inevitable as the former Minister for Cooperation had kept several files pending for months together for reasons known best to himself.
"It would be better if Mr Devegowda keeps quiet, otherwise, I have certain details to expose him too," he threatened.