Bangalore, Jul 16: Followed by the pressure of the opposition, Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa finally said, "there will be no CBI probe into the Reddy brothers mining operations," after meeting State Governor HR Bhardwaj on Friday, Jul 16.
Yeddyurappa, followed by state Home Minister Dr V S Acharya and Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs S Suresh Kumar, held discussions with the governor at the Raj Bhavan.
Addressing the media, Yeddyurappa said, "a probe by the central agency will only delay the progress made so far by the State authorities."
"I have decided to lead a delegation to Manmohan Singh either on Jul 17 or Jul 18 to plead for a ban on export of iron ore, which is a solution to end illegal mining," he said.
Earlier, the apex court had appointed a Survey of India panel to conduct a detailed mapping of the 3 mines of the Reddy brothers. The SoI submitted its report, saying mining should not be allowed till a fresh demarcation of the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border is complete.