At the meeting held in the Parliament complex, Kumaraswamy informed Jaitley that the revenue deficit of the state against protected revenue may continue even after 2022 which is expected to affect fund allocation for various welfare schemes and infrastructure projects.
In a video released by news agency ANI, Kumaraswamy was heard saying: "He (murdered JDS leader Prakash) was a good man, I don't know why did they murder him. Kill them (assailants) mercilessly in a shootout, no problem."
The former chief minister said the government was implementing the common minimum programme set out by the coalition coordination committee and the programmes of the previous government were also continuing.
BJP questioning about cabinet expansion has come amidst speculations, that the much-awaited exercise may be delayed citing non-availability of Congress President Rahul Gandhi for discussion and approval on the issue, due to assembly elections in five states.
The Punjab chief minister pointed to recent seizures of hundreds of kilograms of heroin at Gujarat's Mandvi port and in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. In both these cases, Singh said, the intended destination of the narcotic substances was Punjab.