The new BJP government will present its first budget in the 12-day assembly session that starts from June 8. Due to shortage of time to prepare the budget, the Trivendra Singh Rawat government had opted for vote-on-account in March.
Earlier, there were talks of holding the session at Gairsain in Chamoli district but the state government has decided to hold the session in Dehradun. CM Trivendra Singh Rawat told reporters that the government does not want to disturb the ongoing Char Dham yatra so the session will be held in the state capital. Badrinath shrine lies in Chamoli district.
According to the notification issued by secretary, Uttarakhand assembly, Jagdish Chandra, finance minister Prakash Pant will table the budget for 2017-18 in the assembly on June 8. Discussion on the budget will continue from June 9 to 12. On June 13, the budget will be presented department wise. The voting for the budget will be held on June 15.
The Congress was quick to point out that the BJP was not holding the session at Gairsain and had taken no initiative to develop the town.