Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are scheduled to pay an official visit to Karnataka in early April, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai said on Saturday as he made it clear that there would be no discussion on the much-awaited cabinet reshuffle. This inspection.
The chief minister, who has a finance portfolio, said a committee headed by the chief secretary was being formed for the first time in the state to oversee budget implementation.
“On April 1, Union Home and Co-operation Minister Amit Shah, who is working for reforms in the co-operative sector, will come to the state to attend a major meeting on ‘Anti-Milk Bank’ which we plan to launch. Will increase and give them financial support, “Bomai said.
Speaking to reporters here, Bomai said that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the state on April 5, it is still temporary and not fully finalized.
Asked if the much-awaited expansion of his cabinet would be discussed during the visit, he said, “They are going to the state for government programs. The cabinet will not be discussed in Bangalore. Whenever the leadership calls me, I will go to Delhi. And discuss.”
Pressure is mounting on the chief minister to expand or reshuffle his cabinet soon after the assembly elections in five states. Some MLAs are even suggesting a reshuffle of the Karnataka cabinet like Gujarat soon to pave the way for a new face, even before next year’s assembly elections.
The state cabinet currently has 30 ministers, of which 34 have authorized powers. Bomai said he had directed the concerned departments to start implementation of the budget, adding that a committee headed by the chief secretary was being formed. In issuing and implementing orders in this regard.
“For the first time, the committee comprising the development commissioner will coordinate with all departments, including the finance department, and oversee all activities from the issuance of the budget announcement to the implementation,” he said. A special committee is being formed to implement the budget. Further, noting that his government has given priority to industrialization, Bomai said all preparations are underway for the Global Investor Meet in November and the government expects a large-scale investment.
Over the last three quarters, Karnataka has been ranked number one in the country in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI), he said, adding that it shows the confidence of foreign investors in our state.
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