The opposition parties Tuesday concluded that the caretaker government has no right to present a full-fledged budget.
A meeting of the opposition parties held at the UML headquarters, Balkhu, also decided to make a formal request to the President not to approve the ordinance brought by the government for the implementation of budget.
UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said after the meeting that the opposition parties would jointly request the President to turn down the ordinance as it would run counter to the Interim Constitution. The meeting also reiterated the demand "immediate resignation" of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
Leaders of two newly formed parties, CPN-Maoist and Sarat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhesh Samajwadi Party, were also present in the meeting that took place after the postponement of a meeting of the big three parties and the Madhesi Front, which was to dwell on the budget.
The opposition parties met two days after the Supreme Court declined to issue an interim order against the government’s plan to bring the budget. nepalnews.com