CM H D Kumaraswamy will take ultimate judgment on the selling off 3,666 acres of land in the Ballari district to the Jindal Company. As per the sources, he is doubtful to sanction the proposal fearing damage to his government’s fame.
A JDS leader stated that as per the sources, different farmers’ organizations are against the move, calling it as “anti-farmer.” “HDK is battling a serious image crisis. Recently, his popularly took a hit when the Lok Sabha election results were announced. To re-establish himself as ‘pro-farmers’, he is expected to defer the decision.”
Meantime, Congress’ try to make a unity between the party leaders on the problem was unsuccessful. KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao conduct a meeting with party leader H K Patil and industries minister K J George. Patil rejected to change his stand and made it clear that he will go on to against the sale of land to Jindal.