State Legislative assembly adjourns sine die after extending by a day

Political News, State, (Bengaluru), July 14:-The first session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government came to power was on Friday adjourned sine die.

The session that began on July 2 with Governor Vajubhai Vala addressing the joint session of the state legislature, was supposed to end on Thursday as per schedule, but was extended by a day following demand by opposition, the BJP.

The session saw Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy present his coalition government’s first budget on July 5, during which he unveiled Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver.

During his reply to the discussion on the budget on Thursday, the chief minister, who also holds the finance portfolio, had announced an additional loan waiver of Rs 10,700 crore from cooperative banks.

During the ten-day long session, BJP tried to corner the government on a host of issues and accused the ruling coalition of ‘betraying’ the people by not fulfilling the promises made ahead of polls.

The government also came under criticism from within the coalition with few senior Congress MLAs, including former minister H K Patil, striking a discordant note over the budget and writing to Kumaraswamy demanding programmes for the minority community and also the state’s northern region.

Five bills, including the appropriation bill, were passed during the session.

Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy thanking the members, ministers and officials for the smooth conduct of the house, adjourned it sine die.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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