Minister for Youth Services and Sports Abhayachandra Jain said that an indoor stadium would be built at a cost Rs.6.25 crores in Belgaum. He also asked the district administration to speak with KLE society to get the lease of the District stadium extended beyond the current period of 2026 and Rs.6 lakhs are spent there for maintenance. The Minister said he would speak to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to reserve jobs for sportspersons in the State government departments, particularly the Police and Excise departments.
Minister for Youth Services and Sports Abhayachandra Jain surprised Deputy Commissioner N. Jayaram on Tuesday morning by informing him that that he was arriving in Belgaum by a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus, travelling more than 500 km from Bangalore. While asking for a vehicle to pick him from the bus depot, he advised the Deputy Commissioner to not send an escort.