Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa

Decision on Karnataka lockdown extension on June 5: CM

Yediyurappa said that there are demands from various quarters to extend the lockdown but as of now his government is in no hurry to think on lines of extending the lockdown, the decision on which, however, can be taken on June 5, two days prior to the current lockdown's end.

Karnataka CM presents tax-free budget

The pandemic and the accompanying lockdown, in turn, had hit revenue collection badly. Yet “it is a people’s budget” and “there is neither any increase in tax rates nor any new tax proposals,” he said.