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Assam House clears Rs 1,85,056 crore interim budget

The Assam Assembly has cleared a Rs 1,85,056 crore interim budget for April to July 2009 after it was tabled in the House by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who is holding the finance portfolio on Satrurday.

Gogoi presented the Vote-on-Accounts in the brief one-day budget session as the government could not lay the full budget for 2009-10 with the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha elections slated from April 16. In the one day session, the House further passed the Appropriation Bill relating to the interim budget by voice vote.

Gogoi said his government was giving wide publicity in the newspapers of the schemes to make the people aware of these. According to him, the people should know all these so that they can reap their benefits.

The Chief Ministrer further the state's per capita income has doubled and dared Patowary to prove how the government was incorrect.
The Chief Minister spoke out as Asom Gana Parishad chief Chandra Mohan Patowary criticised the government for its dismal performance saying the Gogoi government was surviving only in paper.
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