New Delhi: BJP MLAs created ruckus in Karnataka Assembly, forcing Governor Vajubhai Vala to cut short his joint address at the start of the 10-day Budget session on Tuesday. The BJP members raised slogans in the well of the House against the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition. They alleged that JD(S)-Congress has no right to continue as it has lost majority. Following the uproar, the Governor’s address ended in less than ten minutes, reports claimed.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who also holds the Finance portfolio, is scheduled to present his coalition governments second budget on February 8. Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister R Ashoka had expressed doubts about budget presentation on February 8. He had claimed that 20 to 25 disgruntled MLAs of the alliance were out of reach of their leaders and the coalition government was in a ‘coma’.
The saffron party had also asserted it was not averse to moving a no-confidence motion against the Kumaraswamy-led government.
What’s expected in the budget 2019-2020
The government is expected to make an announcements directed at fulfillment of its loan waiver promise. Recently in an interview to PTI, Kumaraswamy had said he will fulfil his Rs 46,000-crore loan waiver commitment made to farmers “completely” in the budget.
The farm loan waiver scheme would be implemented in one stroke with required allocation in the budget instead of completing the process in four stages as was planned earlier, he had said.
This will be the first session after the cabinet expansion in December and political turmoil that engulfed the state following the alleged attempt by the BJP to topple the government by poaching disgruntled legislators of the ruling coalition.
(With inputs from agencies)