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Nagaland consults EC on budget presentation

Nagaland consults EC on budget presentation
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 09 2009. 02 41 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 09 2009. 02 41 PM IST
Kohima: The Nagaland government on Monday said it has sought the opinion of the Election Commission, or EC, on whether it could go for a full fledged budget in view of the coming general election or should present a vote on account in the budget session beginning on Wednesday.
The government query followed the demand of Congress for presentation of a vote-on-account instead of a full-fledged budget as the EC has already announced the poll schedule.
The chief secretary has written to the EC seeking its opinion on the matter and its reply was awaited, press secretary of the ruling Nagaland People’s Front Abu Mehta said.
However, he said, the business for the budget session, was finalized before announcement of dates for parliamentary election and by-polls in the state.
Election to lone parliamentary seat and by-polls in four assembly constituencies in Nagaland is scheduled on 16 April.
The budget session begins tomorrow with address by Governor K Sankaranarayanan and will continue till March 21.
Earlier the state Congress wrote to the EC to direct the government to abstain from presenting a full-fledged budget.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 09 2009. 02 41 PM IST