Former prime minister and JD (S) national president H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday urged the state government not to give any additional land to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) for its Bangalore- Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project.
Speaking to reporters, he said the government is contemplating to give 700 acres of additional land to NICE, after it asked for more land for the project.
“The company has already got a large tract of land from the government and is doing real estate business on it. Now, some government officials have connived with the company and are trying to give additional land to it,” Gowda alleged.
He took a dig at former chief minister B S Yedddyurappa for touring the state. “When Yeddyurappa was the chief minister, he did nothing to help farmers. Now what is the point in him touring the drought-hit areas in the state?” Gowda questioned.
Speaking about the Cauvery row, the former prime minister said the state must honour Supreme Court directions. Former IPS officer Subhas Bharani joined JD (S) party on Wednesday.