Centre will support Karnataka: PM assures Yeddyurappa

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New Delhi, Jun 2 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa that the Centre would provide all support for the development of the southern state, particularly Bangalore which was a ''national asset.'' Mr Yeddyurappa, who assumed office last week, paid a courtesy call on Dr Singh.

Congratulating the new incumbent, the Prime Minister said the Centre would continue to help the state, according to a PMO statement.

He urged Mr Yeddyurappa to take active interest in the implementation of the various development programmes launched by the Central government including the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the National Rural Health Mission and the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister of support for infrastructure development in the state and said Bangalore city was a national asset for India and was internationally recognized for its enterprise and creativity.

He said the development of Bangalore was a national priority and the Central Government would do whatever was necessary for its development.

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