STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Not an election budget, claims Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah dismissed the opposition charges that it was a budget presented keeping assembly elections in mind.

Published: 17th February 2018 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2018 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday termed his budget as a “growth-oriented and not an election budget”. He exuded confidence that the Congress will retain power in the state post-assembly elections and implement the announcements made in the budget.

Speaking to mediapersons after presenting the 6th and the last budget of the current Congress government in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah dismissed the opposition charges that it was a budget presented keeping assembly elections in mind.

“It is a politically motivated allegation and they (opposition parties) are trying to mislead the people. If it was an election budget we could have announced many things. We have not done that and presented a doable budget. We are confident of coming back to power after elections and implementing them,” he said.
Chief Minister said they have kept in mind all sections of the society while presenting the budget.

“Farmers, students, women, people from backward classes and all the others. It is Sabka saath sabka vikas,” he added. Siddaramaiah said the total liabilities at Rs 2,86,790 crore at the end of 2018-19 are estimated to be 20.36 per cent of GSDP. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp