President advises PM to bring budget by garnering consensus

ram baran yadav with baburam bhattarai

KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has urged Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai to bring full budget by garnering political consensus.

The President provided such a suggestion during a meeting between the duo at his residence in the capital on Thursday morning.

While reminding the PM that the present one-third budget ordinance was issued by him on the basis of political consensus among political parties, the President urged the PM to consider doing so while bringing the full budget.

Sources near the President informed that the President in suggesting so hinted towards not endorsing the budget ordinance if it lacks support of other political parties.

In response, the PM expressed confidence that other political parties will support issuing the full budget ordinance claiming that it is essential for keeping the national economy afloat. He informed the President that the government was preparing the budget document and will present it as soon as it is prepared.

Responding to journalists after the meeting, the PM said that the talks remained positive towards resolving political crisis and brining full budget.