K'taka Govt has no intention to ban any Hindu outfits:Yeddyurappa

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Gulbarga, Sept 17 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today clarified that there is no proposal to ban any Hindu outfits including Bajrang Dal in the wake of communal disturbance in parts of the State.

Addressing a press conference here, he said that at the same time the government would not allow any organisation to take the law into its hands.

He said that as many as 150 cases had been registered in Mangalore where some Hindu organisations attacked churches and indulged in violence.

The Chief Minister said that forceful conversion were being carried out by some Christian missionaries. ''It is found that a Christian organisation-the New Life Organisation- was receiving huge funds from abroad. The government has ordered the officials concerned to trace the origin of the funds and audit the funds. The New Life Organisation was found involved in conversions'' the Chief Minster said.

Earlier, addressing 60th year Liberation Day meeting, Mr Yeddyurappa announced that the liberation struggle against the Nizam would be included in the curriculum in school text book and a Documentary of the same would be released soon in order to inspire the future generation.

''The government is aiming to provide air connectivity to all the districts in the state. The Bidar and Mysore airports will become functional next year and the Gulbarga air port will be completed by 2010, he said and added that air strips would be constructed in 10 districts at a cost of Rs 46 Crores.

He said that the next Cabinet Meeting would be held in Gulbarga on September 26 and asked all the Ministers, District and Taluka officials to come with the development plants of their respective areas.

Stating that the government is committed to the development of the state, Mr Yeddyurappa announced that ''one lakh'' new jobs would be generated during this year in an effort to eliminate unemployment.

He said that ''Janaspandana'' a new programme would be launched from September 20 in which he and district officials would hear public grievances .

The Chief Minister unveiled a plaque for the construction of 'Vartha Bhavan' in the premises of Deputy Commissioner's office at a cost of Rs 85 lakh.

Mr Yeddyurappa garlanded the statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel whose initiation of military action liberated the area from the clutches of tyrant Nizam.

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