Southern state Chief Minister’s conclave meet by Amit Shah on November 14th,.Karnataka to soon have anti-conversion law: CM Basavaraj Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to participate in the Coordination Conclave of Chief Ministers of Southern States to be chaired by Union Home minister Amit Shah in Tirupati on November 14.

The Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officials on Friday to discuss on the issues to be raised at the meeting with Mr.Shah.

Informing this to media persons after a function to felicitate Justice Aravind Kumar, who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court, Bommai said that a committee headed by retired Additional Chief Secretary MR Srinivasa Murthy would be constituted to suggest measures for rejuvenation of all Road Transport Corporations and a similar committee headed by retired Additional chief secretary K Jairaj would be constituted for rejuvenation of all ESCOMs.

Srinivasa Murthy who had served as Principal Secretary of Transport department would come out with report suggesting measures for the reforms to be undertaken to improve the service of the Road Transport Corporations and measures to turn them profitable,Bommai said.

K Jairaj has vast experience in Energy department.The proposed committee headed by him would suggest ways and means for raising the efficiency of electric supply companies, improve their financial condition and ensure better service for the public,Bommai said.

Union Finance minister, Nirmala Sitaraman is scheduled to hold a meeting with Chief Minister Bommai on November 16 on issues related to ease doing business for investors in the infrastructure projects.We discussed about it too at my meeting with the officials,Bommai added.

Ban on Religious conversions

Seers of various mutts have appealed to state government for implementing the Act to Ban Religious Conversions in the state.

State government is already studying the laws passed by some states in this regard.Karnataka would soon come out with its own Act,Bommai said.

Replying to a question on the issue, the Chief Minister said that the Constitution is clear against conversions by means of force and inducements.I have spoken against this in the past too.”

Referring to the letter from opposition leaders on the damage caused to life and property due to incessant rains in the state in the last few days, Bommai said that he would reply soon after getting complete details from the officials.