Kumaraswamy-Rahul meet to discuss fate of a new budget in Karnataka
Since there is no consensus between the Congress and the JD-S over the proposed all-new budget, Kumaraswamy is meting Rahul Gandhi to end the stalemate
New Delhi, June 18, News24Bureau: As the stalemate over the all-nw budget in th new Karnataka Government continues, finally Kumaraswamy decies to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi to end the stalemate.
Former Congress chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah is confident that there is no need for a new budget as he already had presented a full-fledged budget, but the JD-S disagrees.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy arrives to meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi. The two leaders are meeting to discuss the issue of tabling a new full-fledged budget for 2018-19. The decision comes in the wake of a difference in opinions of the Congress and JD-S in the matter.
While the Congress said there was no need for a fresh budget and insisted that a supplementary budget would do, the JD-S asserted that a fresh one was needed to demonstrate the direction of the new government.
Former chief minister and chairman of the Congress-JD-S coordination committee Siddaramaiah expressed his strong reservations over presenting a new full-fledged budget, saying there was no need for such an exercise.
Siddaramaiah, who is also the Congress Legislature Party leader, said he had already tabled the budget as chief minister a few months ago.