Ahead of the assembly elections scheduled for the state at the end of the year, the Madhya Pradesh government passed a supplementary budget of Rs 26,000 crore to fund the state government’s welfare schemes.
The budget was passed in the state assembly on Wednesday during the monsoon session and post this, the assembly was adjourned sine die.
It may be noted that this is the last session of the state assembly as it is scheduled to go on polls later this year. The supplementary budget comes three months after the state finance minister Jagdish Devda presented a budget of Rs 3,14,025 crore for 2023-24.
With the state on the verge of polls, the state government wants to ensure that the major chunk of the welfare and development schemes is completed before the elections are declared.
The finance minister informed that the need for the supplementary budget was felt to ensure that welfare schemes are well funded and development work does not get hampered.
Meanwhile, the opposition party Congress said that the government has passed the budget without any discussion, which is unfair.