Keeping an eye on next year's Assembly polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has offered a slew of sops for the fishermen community as well as the manufacturing sector, and proposed no new taxes in the Rs 4,616 crore deficit Budget for FY16.
The first phase of the ongoing budget session is likely to be extended by two days to pass pending bills on coal, mines and minerals, and land on which the government has already issued ordinances, sources said on Wednesday.
Assuring that a comprehensive financial package for farmers affected by unseasonal rains would be announced before the Budget Session ends, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday said it was planning a group insurance scheme to help the kin of farmers who committed suicide.
The Budget Session of the Punjab Assembly will commence here on Thursday with the opposition Congress set to corner the Parkash Singh Badal-led government on various issues, including the Land Acquisition Bill.
TDP's floor leader E Dayakar Rao along with deputy leader A Revanth Reddy and 10 MLAs were taken into preventive custody Tuesday for staging a demonstration here against their suspension from the Budget Session.