ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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KARNATAKA- Politics of Land Tribunals

assembly elections. The budget has not turned out to be any integrated effort to grapple with problems; nor is it a harsh budget which will create problems with the ruling party's populist base. On the contrary, it is being advertised as a soft budget, full of reliefs for the people. This line of publicity tor the budget might well have been convenient for the ruling party's elec tion campaign. The only reason for the postponement which some allege is that the state assembly elections, more than the earlier return to power of Indira Gandhi at the Centre, was expected to clear the lines of alignment and make explicit the power balance within the riding party and this was considered necessary to lay the ground rules for the budget-makers.

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