Oli urges party lawmakers to apprise party leadership if any dissenting views about budget


KATHMANDU, June 16: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party chair, K P Sharma Oli has said that the government had brought the budget for upcoming fiscal year when the State’s coffer was not strong and directed the party lawmakers to present their views regarding it in the parliament accordingly.

In his address to a meeting of the NCP parliamentary party kicked off in the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar on Saturday, the Prime Minister said though the budget failed to address needs and aspirations of people and representatives of all areas, it had somehow crated a base for achieving prosperity.

He urged party lawmakers to put their views before the party leadership if they had any discontents or differing views over it, but not in the House.

The Prime Minister’s call follows the criticism over the budget by some lawmakers from the ruling parties during the budget session in the House of Representatives.

“Your views and suggestions may be genuine. But imbalanced economy left by the previous government had caused problems for the incumbent government to bring budget meeting aspirations of all. The government is trying to bring nation’s economy back on track,” he said.

When there is not sufficient food in the pot, according to him, just and equal distribution seems not possible. He urged lawmakers to share with the party leadership if they have dissatisfactions over the government’s performance/ works and the budget.

The meeting was participated by party another chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and leader Madhav Kumar Nepal. Fifty lawmakers have registered their name to put their views. The meeting will discuss about revisions on the party regulations.

Meanwhile, the NCP’s secretariat and standing committee meetings are taking place today itself following the completion of the parliamentary party meeting. RSS