BANGALORE: Both the Houses of the Karnataka Legislature were adjourned sine die after approving a vote of `35898 crore towards defraying several charges in the next four months.
During the ten-day-long session, chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda who also holds the finance portfolio presented his maiden budget, which for the first time in the state surpassed over `1.02 lakh crores.
Also was approved four bills including Karnataka Legislature Salaries, Pensions and Allowances (Amendment) bill 2012, which would cause an additional burden of over `17.43 crore on the exchequer per annum. The other three bills were Karnataka Municipal Corporations and Certain other Law (Amendment) Bill 2012, Sahyadri Heritage Development Authority Bill 2011, and Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Bill 2012. It was the last session for over 20 members including Chairman D H Shankaramurthy, Opposition Congress leader Smt Motamma, and others.
Gowda thanked all the members for their cooperation. He assured of a corruption free governance. “I will try to lead by example in doing so,” he said.