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Stormy Karnataka Budget session expected

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on November 17, 2017 Published on March 19, 2012

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The Karnataka's Budget session is expected to be stormy over the Government's failure to solve problems.

The State is facing drought in over 100 taluks, drinking water problem in major cities and naxal menace in few Malnad districts.

The session, which will commence from March 20 and is expected to last till March 30, is taking place against the backdrop of former Chief Minister, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, leading a revolt against the Chief Minister, Mr D.V. Sadananda Gowda, demanding his reinstatement and setting a 48-hour deadline.

The Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) are likely to take advantage of the political crisis in the BJP and may consider moving a no-confidence motion against the Gowda ministry, if BJP fails to resolve the leadership tangle.

The President of Karnataka unit of BJP, Mr Eshwarappa's reported remarks on the possibility of mid-term State polls would also find an echo in the Assembly, though he made it clear that he talked about mid-term Lok Sabha elections.

The result of Udupi-Chikmaglur Lok Sabha by-election would be announced on March 21, the day Mr Gowda is to present his maiden Budget.

Mr Gowda had represented this constituency before becoming Chief Minister.

Other issues such as illegal mining case and porn-film clip watching episode in the Assembly, on which three BJP ministers – Mr Laxman Savadi, Mr C.C. Patil and Mr Krishna Palemar – had to resign, are also expected to dominate the proceedings.

Despite the political crisis within the party and chances of the Opposition giving a torrid time in the coming budget session, ruling BJP will try and get the budget passed.

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Published on March 19, 2012
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