No proposal to ban any Hindu outfit: K'taka CM

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Gulbarga, Sep 17 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said there was no proposal to ban any Hindu outfit including the Bajrang Dal in the wake of communal disturbances in the state.

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

As many as 150 cases were registered in Mangalore where some Hindu organisations allegedly attacked churches and indulged in violence, he said.

Mr Yeddyurappa alleged that forceful conversions were being carried out by some Christian missionaries in the state. ''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 audit the funds and trace its origin.'' Earlier, addressing the 60th Liberation Day meeting, Mr Yeddyurappa announced that the liberation struggle against the Nizam would be included in the school curriculum and a documentary of the same would be released soon.

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

Stating that the next cabinet meeting would be held in Gulbarga on September 26, he asked all the Ministers, District and Taluk officials to come with the development plans of their respective areas.

Mr Yeddyurappa said to eliminate unemployment problem, one lakh new jobs would be generated this year. The government would launch 'Janaspandana' 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 and garlanded the statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel whose played a significant role in liberating the area from the Nizam.


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