Government proposes to waive crop loans equivalent to Rs 12,650 crore borrowed by 40-lakh farmers from across the state from commercial and cooperative banks
1:50 PM Chief Minister Kumaraswamy increases excise duty on beer
1:26 PM 156 taluks in the state have been drought-riddled, CM said “We had asked the Union government for Rs 2,000 crore drought relief but received only Rs 969 crore”
1:20 PM BJP walks out in protest and march to the Gandhi statue
12:30 PM BJP interrupts governor speech, Vajubhai Vala left the assembly within a few minutes
While governor was reading out the address, BJP members walked towards the chair and voiced slogans against the coalition government, causing a situation in which Vajubhai Vala’s voice could not be heard. Vala had read only two pages out of his 22 page long speech.
12:15 PM BJP claims coalition government doesn’t have enough numbers
11:50 AM Four MLAs who didn’t attend Congress Legislative Party meeting on 18 January, were absent for the Budget session.
They are, namely Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathahalli, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav,
11:19 AM Taking a dig at CM Kumaraswamy for “not waiving off farmers loan, as promised in previous budget” BJP Karnataka tweets, “This anti farmer govt has no moral rights to present a new bogus budget when the govt could not fulfill the promises they made in old budget.“
CM @hd_kumaraswamy has not waived off farmers loan as promised in previous budget & he is all set to present a new budget.
This anti farmer govt has no moral rights to present a new bogus budget when the govt could not fulfill the promises they made in old budget.
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) February 6, 2019
Foiling an alleged opposition BJP’s bid to topple it recently, the ruling JD-S-Congress government in Karnataka is bracing up for a 10-day stormy budget session of the state legislature here from Wednesday.
The 8-day long session began with address by state Governor Vajubhai Vala to the joint legislature on Wednesday and a debate on the motion of thanks to it (address) initiated on Thursday.
“The ruling allies are upbeat on holding the budget session and passing the finance bill after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy presents the state budget for fiscal 2019-20 in the assembly on Friday and debate next week,” a Congress official had told IANS here on Monday night.
On Friday, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to present the state Budget for fiscal year 2019-20 in the Assembly