Press Esc to close
Wednesday 23 August 2017
News updated at 11:23 AM IST

Budget grounds Mayor's foreign trip

Bangalore, July 15, 2013, DHNS: 2:09 IST
Delay in presenting the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike budget has grounded Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy’s visit to foreign cities where he was invited to give a presentation on solid waste management in Bangalore.

Murthy has received invitation from municipal corporations — Barcelona in Spain, Taiwan, Bangkok in Thailand and Chengdu in China. However, the Mayor has said that he would cancel his trips.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Murthy confirmed receiving invitation from the four countries.

Priority

“I have received the invitation, but I will not go anywhere. The municipal corporations of the four cities have asked me to give a presentation on the garbage crisis in Bangalore and ways to tackle them. However, my priority is presenting the budget. I have been told that within a week a decision will be taken and I will have to present the budget,” Murthy said.

Murthy is expected to present the budget on July 22. His term ended on April 27 and since no decision has been taken on his successor, Murthy is continuing in office as caretaker mayor.

Resenting the indecision over the next mayor, Murthy had even wished to resign, but due to the insistence of the district in charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, he decided to continue.

Rare opportunity

If Murthy presents the budget, he will be among the rare mayors who got the opportunity to table two budgets successively.

Sources in the Palike said that Murthy had showed his willingness to go abroad, but dropped his plan after the government told him that he might have to present the budget this year too.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A boy running on a wooden bridge through a floating garden of lotus flowers on...

A boy running on a wooden bridge through a floating garden of lotus flowers on...

After their wedding ceremony, groom and bride, Nathan Mauger, Connie Young with...

After their wedding ceremony, groom and bride, Nathan Mauger, Connie Young with...

The moon passes in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse visible...

The moon passes in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse visible...

The sun rises over the coal-fired power station...

The sun rises over the coal-fired power station...

Sikh devotees pray near the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, during at the Golden Temple...

Sikh devotees pray near the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, during at the Golden Temple...

Chicken traders sell chicken in a market, in...

Chicken traders sell chicken in a market, in...

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu at the launch...

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu at the launch...

Iceland horses run together in their paddock in Wehrheim...

Iceland horses run together in their paddock in Wehrheim...

Devotees participate in the Peli and Kali Marbat procession as part of Pola festival...

Devotees participate in the Peli and Kali Marbat procession as part of Pola festival...

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.