Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said the budget would focus on developmental works, farmers and irrigation. Reportedly, the Karnataka Cabinet expansion might take place before the commencement of the session.
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday said the legislature session's schedule would be decided at the December 30 Cabinet meeting, amid speculations of its postponement, as he was expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland next month.
Earlier this month, the state Cabinet had decided to hold the first legislature session of 2020 from January 20 to 30, with the Governor addressing the joint session on the first day.
"On Monday there is Cabinet meeting, during which we will discuss and decide on dates for budget session and Governor's address.
I will discuss with Cabinet colleagues, Speaker and decide on the dates," Yediyurappa said.
Speaking to reporters at Honnavara, he said the budget would focus on developmental works, farmers and irrigation.
"I will make efforts beyond my limits to make this a model state," he added.
Yediyurappa along with Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Mansukh Mandaviya as well as chief ministers - Amarinder Singh (Punjab), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh) will join over 100 Indian CEOs in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos next month for World Economic Forum's (WEF) 50th annual meeting.
The meet would be attended by thousands of rich and powerful people from across the globe.
There were also talks that the long-delayed Cabinet expansion in Karnataka might take place next month (January), with chief minister BS Yediyurappa indicating that it may take place in mid-January, around 'Makara Sankranti'. However, now, reports are rife that the Cabinet expansion in Karnataka might take place before the commencement of the session.
With PTI Inputs
Last Updated 29, Dec 2019, 11:44 AM