PM must take decision on Hogenakkal issue: BSY

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{image-B S Yeddyurappa_20082008.jpg}Chennai, Aug 20: Asserting that he always favoured cordial relations with neighbouring states, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday, Aug 20 suggested Chief Minister-level talks in the presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for a negotiated settlement to the Hogenakkal issue with Tamil Nadu.

In a brief interaction with the reporters on his arrival at the airport here, he said he had already met the Prime Minister one month ago and explained Karnataka's stand on the issue. The senior BJP leader said he had also suggested to the Prime Minister for Chief Minister-level talks in his presence to arrive at an amicable solution and a negotiated settlement. ''It was for the Prime Minister to take a decision on the issue,'' he added. Mr Yeddyurappa, who is on a personal visit to the city, said he always favoured cordial relations with neighbouring states.


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