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CM seeks cooperation from MPs for Karnataka's development

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought the cooperation of all Members of Parliament for getting central clearance for pending projects and speeding up development work in the state.

Addressing the meeting of Karnataka MPs here, the Chief Minister apprised them of his efforts to meet key figures like President A P J Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union ministers heading finance and related departments.

''Our government is committed to implement the 12-point agenda given by the President for developing the state,'' he said.

Mr Kumaraswamy also informed them about his meetings with Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, and Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ramvilas Paswan who had promised total support for various development projects of the state.

''I may be inexperienced, but I will utilise all your experience and expertise to take the state on a fast track to progress,'' he told the meeting.

Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa too sought the support and cooperation of MPs and said, ''All of us are united on the issue of Karnataka's development''.

The Chief Minister also told the MPs that he had kept himself free between 0900 to 1030 hours on all working days to enable the representatives of people meet him without prior appointments.

He would convening a day-long meeting with MPs at Bangalore in about a fortnight. Those expected to attend the meeting include, central ministers M V Rajasekharan, Oscar Fernandes and K H Muniappa; Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan; former Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar; and Congress general secretary B K Hariprasad.

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