Dharwad violence a conspiracy against BJP govt: Yeddyurappa

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Bangalore, Jun 10 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that yesterday's violence by farmers in Dharwad city was a conspiracy hatched by 'vested political interests' against the BJP government in the state.

Refusing to accept that farmers were behind the violence during their agitation against short supply of fertilisers, Mr Yeddyurappa, talking to newspersons here suspected the handiwork of some vested interests.

The State Government had taken all pro-active measures to meet the requirement of fertilisers to the farmers.

The Union Government had deputed Department of Chemicals and Fertilisers Secretary to Karnataka following the State Government's appeal over fertiliser crisis and the latter had assured supply of sufficient quantity of fertilisers.

Condemning the violent incidents during farmers agitation in which more than three state-owned buses were set afire, the Chief Minister said the farmers were not behind such violent incidents and government was aware about who the real culprits were.

''The priority of the government at the moment is to ensure adequate supply of fertilisers and seeds,'' he added.

While ensuring that State Govenrment would take all efforts to meet the requirements of farmers, the Chief Minister appealed the peasants not to panic over the fertiliser issue.


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