Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa presents Budget 2021-22, Congress stages walkout
As soon as Yediyurappa began the budget presentation, Congress opposed and staged a walkout claiming the Government had no "moral right" to present the budget.
The Karnataka Budget for 2021-22 is being presented in the State legislature today.
This is the BJP government’s second full-fledged Budget in this term. The Budget is presented amidst severe financial difficulties faced by the State owing to Covid-19.
The Chief Minister, who holds the finance portfolio, had already hinted that the effect of Covid-19 would be visible on the budget. "Amid the Covid-19 situation, we have to ensure development in all the districts across Karnataka. This time emphasis would be on women empowerment, tourism, agriculture and irrigation," he told reporters.
A government official said that they are hopeful of the ongoing vaccination drive will lead to an uptick in businesses in the state this year.
As soon as Yediyurappa began the budget presentation at 12 noon, Congress opposed and staged a walkout claiming the Government had no "moral right" to present the budget.
This is the second time Yediyurappa will be presenting a full-fledged budget in his current term as the Chief Minister. This will be his eighth budget overall.
Just before the outbreak of pandemic in India, Yediyurappa in the budget on March 5, 2020 had presented an outlay of Rs 2,37,893 crore.