Mysore, May 23 (RK,KK&DM)- Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa arrived in city from Bangalore in a chartered plane that landed at the airport here at 9.50 am.

Yeddyurappa then visited Sri Avadhoota Datta Peeta on Nanjangud Road where he participated in the silver jubilee celebrations of Veda Pathashala held at Naada Mantapa.

Speaking to press persons on the sidelines of the function at the Ashram, Yeddyurappa, in reply to a query about the Mysore airport's safety concerns, said that all safety measures will be taken at the airport. "The airport runway will be extended in the second phase of expansion work, for which the land acquisition process will soon be completed," he said.

Yeddyurappa said that a massive convention on organic farming was being held at Koodala Sangama later today, which will be inaugurated by former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

"A thorough probe should be conducted into yesterday's air crash to ascertain the real cause," the CM said and added, "The farmers' convention is being held to promote organic farming. There is nothing wrong in holding the convention which will help the farming community."

The Chief Minister was accompanied in the special plane by IT, BT and BWSSB Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweswara Hegde Kaageri, CM's Economical Advisor Raju and Malnad Development Authority Chairman Padmanabha Bhat.

MLA H.S. Shankarlingegowda, MLCs Siddaraju, Thontadarya and Prof. K.R. Mallikarjunappa, Mayor Sandesh Swamy, former MP C.H. Vijaya-shankar, KHB Chairman G.T. Devegowda and others were present at the function.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore