Ready for Parleys on 24 Hour Notice: Yeddy
A day after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram nailed him while insinuating that he was neglecting the security situation in the state by indefinitely postponing a central review of the same, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa came out fighting against the accusations and said he was willing to participate in any such discussions on a notice of 24 hours.
“The allegations made by Mr. Chidambaram holding me responsible for cancellation of the review meeting is far-fetched. I am very serious about participating in such vital matter concerning the security of the state,” he said.
Yeddyurappa was responding to queries on the repeated postponements of the central review which Chidambaram had said could not be held due to his non-availability.
The chief minister charged that the center had woken up to the terror threat only after the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai and added that the center had not even responded the the state’s pleas for special assistance to modernise the state police force and the placement of an NSG unit at Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Congtress state unit chief, RV Deshpande, slammed Yeddyurappa while charging that the BJP state government was unconcerned of the security threats and demanded an apology from the chief minister.
Chidambaram was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore on Saturday to conduct a review of the security situation in the state with Yeddyurappa, but the meeting was cancelled by the state government at the last minute.