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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Budget session starts in Nepal

Kosh R. Korala Reporting from Nepal

Kathmandu, 09 July, (Asiantribune.com): The budget session deferred by almost a month due to Maoist obstruction finally began on Wednesday.

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is set to present the government's policy and programs document in the House on Thursday afternoon. The policy and program document was endorsed by a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

As per the schedule prepared by the secretariat, the House would endorse the policies and programs on July 12 and Finance Minister Surendra Pandey will present the budget for new fiscal year the next day.

The winter session, which saw continuous obstructions from the Maoists, ended after the Prime Minister's address to the House on Monday.

The House resumed after the main ruling parties including the CPN-UML and the Nepali Congress and opposition the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) reached a four-point deal.

The Maoist had taken to the streets and also continuously obstructed the House after the President Dr Yadav blocked the erstwhile Maoist-led government to sack army Chief Rookmangud Katawal on May 3.

The Maoist raised the issue of ‘civilian supremacy’ and demanded President to correct what they said ‘unconstitutional move’ for the protest.

As per the four-point agreement, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal had assured in his address to the House on Monday that the issues raised by the Maoist would be addressed within a month after holding discussions with coalition partners.

- Asian Tribune -

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