Karnataka state budget in the first week of March: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa | Mangaluru News – Times of India


UDUPI: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said he will present the state budget in the first week of March. With the budget session of the state legislature scheduled to start from February 28, Yediyurappa who also holds the finance portfolio said discussions are presently on to structure the budget keeping in mind the finances of the state that has taken a beating due to the pandemic and also ensure all-round development of the state.
Interacting with media after visiting Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple at Kumbashi near Udupi, Yediyurappa who earlier at Hejamadi too had hinted at a not so rosy financial picture of the state’s finances, said he will assess the situation before proceeding to present the budget. The only saving grace, the CM said is that the state had received bountiful rains during monsoon and this had helped (the farmers) in ensuring prosperity for the state.
To a question on allocation of portfolios to the newly inducted ministers, CM said he will do so in the next two to three days after discussing it with people concerned. Yediyurappa also sought to downplay the apparent disgruntlement among senior BJP MLAs including Honnali MLA M P Renukacharya over the expansion. “I have already spoken to Renukacharya on this issue and will meet him later to sort out the (evident) differences,” CM said.
Unmindful of the political turmoil around him, Yediyurappa said he visited temples in the district to thank the almighty for the nature’s bounty. The CM started his temple run with a visit to Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and Sri Venkataramana Temple in Karamballi on Monday and took it forward on Tuesday with visit to Sri Mahalakshmi Temple at Uchchila before heading for Kumbashi where he also participated in the 1008 ‘Naarikela Ganayaga’.
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