Land allotment to JSW Steel: Karnataka Cong lawmaker resigns

Upset with the decision of the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka to sell 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel Ltd, rebel Congress lawmaker Anand Singh on Monday resigned from the Vijayanagar Assembly segment in the state’s northwest Ballari district.

“I have submitted my resignation letter to state legislative assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at his residence, as I am unhappy with the coalition government’s decision to sell the land to Jindal steel firm,” Singh told reporters here.

According to a Congress leader, the party brass is close to the Jindals as they are the main donors of fund to the party.