Local Bodies election: State to submit report before the SC on July 22: CM Bommai

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

The State government would submit the report to the Supreme Court on July 22 on ward delimitation and OBC reservation matrix immediately on receiving the report from the Commission to decide OBC reservation for holding the elections for the Panchayat bodies and BBMP,Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons at Mysuru airport Bommai said,the election process would be initiated in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court.


Replying to a question on extending GST compensation for states Bommai said, it is not possible according to GST laws.

The GST Act has been passed by the parliament with approval of all the political parties,state governments and union territories.

The Act provides for compensation for 5 years. The Union government paid the compensation even during the Covid pandemic when the GST collections were very low.

We had requested for extending it by 2 more years.But it is not possible according to the GST Act.The Centre has recently paid the Rs.8800 cr which was due for Karnataka,Bommai said.