Chidambaram to visit Karnataka for Budget preparation

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Bangalore, Feb 12 (UNI) Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today said Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram will be here on February 16 to discuss Budget preparation for the State.

Speaking to reporters after a review meeting with officials, the Governor said Mr Chidambaram would hold discussions on various issues connected with the Budget.

''Today's meeting discussed in details programmes and schemes to be taken up in the next year's Budget,'' he said.

This year's Budget, to be presented in Parliament, would be a good and popular one, he said adding the review meeting dealt with areas of concern in implementing XII Five Year Plan in the State.

Karnataka would urge the Centre to sanction additional funds for reducing regional imbalance existing in some districts, he said.

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