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Congress, JD-S to form sub-panel to draft Karnataka common minimum programme

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka's JD-S-government would soon set up a sub-committee to draft a common minimum programme (CMP) from the poll manifestos of the alliance parties, said on Thursday.

"The sub-committee, comprising three leaders and two Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leaders will draft the for implementation over the next five years," told reporters here after chairing the committee's first meeting here.

The comprises of and of the JD-S, Deputy G. Parameshwara, Congress's state unit in-charge K.C. Venugopal and of the

Admitting that it would be difficult for the coalition government to implement all the promises made in the manifestoes of the both the parties for the assembly elections, Siddaramaiah said the sub-committee would draft the by selecting the promises listed in both the manifestoes.

"As the manifestoes of both the parties were made separately and released before the election, the sub-committee would list the promises that are common and feasible for implementation by the coalition government over the next five years," said the former

Ali, however, hastened to clarify that the pro-poor and social welfare schemes of the previous government would continue, especially the free rice/wheat, free milk to students in state-run schools and to farmers and poor families.

"The will be implemented through budgetary allocations and its details will be spelt out in the state budget Kumaraswamy will present next month, as he also holds the Finance portfolio," he told reporters.

The coordination meeting also discussed the appointment of heads of state-run boards and corporations, transfer of officials, when to schedule the monsoon session of the and proposals to be included in the budget of the new government.

As agreed by the alliance partners, Congress legislators will head two-thirds of boards and corporations and the JD-S legislators will head the remaining one-third.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:50 IST