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Layouts to be named after donors contributing Rs 10 cr plus,

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Faced with criticism in some quarters over his government's offer to rename flood-hit villages after donors who contribute more than Rs ten crore for relief works, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday said only new layouts would be rechristened.

"Clarification: Chief Minister had announced that donorscontributing more than Rs 10 crore will have the layouts namedafter them, not the villages," he tweeted.

The Chief Minister's announcement on Wednesday at a meeting with industrialists and corporates in the wake of lastfortnight's rain fury that left 62 people dead, that villageswould be renamed after companies if they give more than Rs tencrore had surprised some people.

The JD(S), headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, hadtermed the proposed move to rename villages as a "Tughlaq"decision.

"... Please don't make people who have lost everything inthe floods to lose the name of their village," the party had said.

"Do not put Karnataka up for sale".

Yediyurappa clarified on Friday that donors contributingmore than Rs 10 crore for development of flood-hit villageswill have the layouts, which would come up there, named afterthem, not villages.

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First Published: Fri, August 16 2019. 12:50 IST