he BJP on Sunday alleged that the Congress-JD(S) coalition has received “kickbacks” for selling 3,667 acres of land, having rich iron ore deposit, to JSW steel in Ballari district. The comments by Karnataka BJP Chief B S Yeddyurappa have come a day after chairman and managing director of the steel giant, Sajjan Jindal said that the company never does anything “illegal”. “We will be holding a three-day protest in Bengaluru against the government’s decision to sell 3,667 acres of land to Jindal at Rs 1.22 lakh per acre,” Yeddyurappa told reporters in Yadgir. “If the decision is not taken back and if the need arises, we have decided to hold a state-wide protest also,” he added. Asked whether any kickback was received by the coalition government, he said, “If not, why will they do it? After the Lok Sabha elections the first thing they did in the cabinet meeting was giving away over 3,600 acres of land.” The state cabinet had recently decided to convert the lease of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel into sale, in accordance with the initial agreement. He has maintained that the company has been accused of indulging in “illegal mining” and that it owed dues to the government and the state-run Mysore Minerals Ltd. Meanwhile, Congress sources said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is expected to intervene in the matter soon. RELATED NEWS Bengaluru votes half-heartedly Apr 19, 2019 Bengaluru, get out and vote Apr 18, 2019 Countdown begins for Bengaluru Karaga Apr 17, 2019 Meticulously Designed Apartments @ ₹37L in DevanahalliCommonFloorWith ART™ Save 2X More Water. Ensure Absolute PurityAO Smith IndiaExplore range of office furniture on Amazon BusinessAmazon BusinessOcean-view room in Maldives at ₹3900 per nightRosetta by FernsGet more than just a classroom training @FrankfinnFRANKFINN INSTITUTENatura