Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has given indications that unlike in his previous budgets, this one will not be free of new taxes.

Poor to be exempted

“We will have to impose fresh taxes. Enough care will be taken to ensure that the poor are not affected,” he said here on Monday.

Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister, however, declined to spell out the details of the proposed new taxes. Asked whether there would be any cut in the current year’s plan size, he said, “I will provide the required details while presenting the picture of the financial situation of the State in Bangalore on Tuesday”.