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Judicial inquiry into BMIC project demanded

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Bangalore, July 4 (UNI) A ruling JD(S) member today strongly urged the Karnataka Government in the Legislative Council to hold a judicial inquiry into the entire Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project and bring to light the truth.

Initiating a discussion on the issue, Mr Y S V Dutta (JD-S) presented a detailed picture of the evolution of the BMIC project, for which MoU was signed with the then Janata Dal Government in 1995, framework agreement in 1997 and notification issued for land acquisition in 2001.

He charged the developers Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) with violating all the commitments it had given in its affidavits to the Karnataka High Court in the Somashekhar Reddy case.

Mr Dutta informed the House that NICE, which had claimed to enjoy sound liquidity position to pay compensation to the farmers whose lands were acquired for the project, was proved wrong when it sought the State Government's permission to pledge Government land in financial institutions.

He alleged that the State Government officials had joined hands with NICE in rendering great injustice to the State by misleading the court and public.

After Mr Dutta concluded his submission, House Officiating Chairman Sachidananda Khot adjourned the House to tomorrow.

UNI MV GD TS2040

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