| Opposition parties submit memorandum to Speaker against govt plans to bring out early budget
Eleven opposition parties including Nepali Congress (NC) have requested House speaker Subash Nemwang not to bring out budget for the fiscal year 2011/12 early as there is ample time for the same.
The leaders of opposition parties including NC, Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, Rastriya Janashakti Party went to Singha Durbar and handed over a three-point memorandum to Speaker Nemwang today expressing serious objection over the government’s plan to introduce early budget.
After submitting the memorandum, NC parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel expressed serious concern of the opposition parties over the government’s plan to bring early budget before settling crucial agendas of the peace and statute drafting processes.
He said this is a time to focus all attention on the ongoing processes of peace and constitution drafting since there remains not even a month for the deadline for constitution drafting to expire.
Earlier, a meeting of the eleven opposition parties held at the parliamentary party office of NC, the main opposition party, at Singha Durbar Thursday had decided to hand over the memorandum to Prime Minister and House Speaker against the government’s plan to bring out early budget.
The opposition parties criticized the government’s plan to bring budget before May 28, claiming that the move will put the constitution drafting and peace process in jeopardy.
The opposition parties intend to handover the same memorandum to PM Khanal today evening.
On PM Khanal’s recommendation, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has already called the budget session of the legislature parliament from May 2.
The government is learnt to be preparing to present the budget for fiscal year 2011/12 on May 3. nepalnews.com