Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council D V Sadananda Gowda rejected Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s allegation that the state’s finances were in a bad shape during the BJP’s tenure.
He was initiating a debate on the revised budget presented by the CM, here on Tuesday.
Gowda said: “Contrary to the CM’s claim, the economy of the state was sound, despite several challenges, including drought and floods.”
Terming the CM’s tirade on the previous government as a ‘continued vendetta that was evident in the Governor’s address in the revised budget also,’ Gowda said: “The state’s economy during the party’s regime was in better position, despite the hostile attitude of the UPA government at the Centre.”
Maintaining that there was no necessity for the CM to present a new budget, Gowda said the CM could have presented a supplementary demand.
The performance of the BJP government in keeping the economy stable was a daunting task and the government came out with flying colours, he added.
The state government’s efforts in keeping the economy in better position, despite odds was lauded by the Union Planning Commission, the former chief minister said.