Policy and programme was not par with culture of coalition: Pun

Kathmandu, May 09: Secretary of the UCPN-Maoist, Mr. Barshaman Pun (Ananta) has stated that the government policy and programme was presented in the Parliament in a haste and without consulting his party.

Speaking at the face-to-face program of the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Monday, Pun has blamed that the announcement to hold the local elections later this year was also made without keeping the Maoist party or its chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in the loop.

Saying the policy and programe was not on a par with the culture of coalition, Pun added his part, however, lends critical support to it. He expressed his hope that the government consults the coalition allies while bringing in the new budget.

Referring to the recent nine-point agreement that was struck between the two parties to save their alliance, Pun, who is a former finance minister, said the government policy and programme has failed to acknowledge it, he said while the program is presided by the Club’s president Rishi Dhamala.