Karnataka is one of India's most economically progressive states, which is why the bracketing of the state among the 'Very Highly Corrupt' states comes as a surprise.
It's growth has been amongst the fastest in the country, and it has been the hub for the software sector and also for industries.
The chief minister of the state is B S Yeddyurappa.
Image: Employees of India software giant Infosys Technologies walk inside the company's compound in Bangalore, Karnataka. | Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
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