CM forced to table his reply in the House

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa moved the Karnataka Appropriation (No 2) Bill 2009 seeking Legislature approval for drawing Rs 64,421 crore from the consolidated fund of the State for the financial year 2009-10 even as a section of Congress legislators staged a dharna in the well of the House demanding that they be allowed to speak on the budget. 

In the melee, Yeddyruppa was forced to end his reply even before he made his introductory remarks. The Chief Minister eventually tabled his 42-page reply copy.
The State government had sought a vote on account for four months ending July 31, 2009 when it presented the budget during February this year.

Trouble began as soon as Speaker Jagadish Shettar called the Chief Minister to commence his reply on the budget discussions.

A section of Congress legislators led by Amaregowda Byapura demanded that they too be allowed to speak.

However, the Speaker said he would allow them time after the completion of the CM’s speech.


Highlights of CM’s reply

*1.2 crore families have benefited due to the various schemes of the government
* Power generation capacity to be enhanced by 5,000 MW in next five years including 1,300 MW this fiscal.
* Global Kannada convention to be held in Belgaum this year
* Chamundi hills to be developed on lines of Tirupathi
* Kabini dam to be developed on lines of Brundavan
* Special package for Kodagu district, Rs 25 crore released
* 75th anniversary celebration of Kannambadi to be held on a grant scale this year
* Special Task Force to develop tourist interest around Mysore and Shimoga
* Steps taken to curb illegal mining and criminal cases filed against guilty
* Global Investors meet to be held in January 2010.
* Compensation for those who lose their property in fire accidents to be considered
* Compensation for the families of victims who die of snake bites.

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