Pro-government united against the budget of the Far West, the stand that should be amended

July 10, Dhangadhi. Discussion on the budget for the coming Fiscal Year 2079/80 presented by the Far Western Provincial Government in the Provincial Assembly on June 20 has not started yet. Discussions could not move forward after the members of the ruling coalition, including the main opposition party CPN-UML, demanded a budget amendment.

Speaker Arjun Bahadur Thapa had convened a meeting of the Provincial Assembly on June 22 to discuss the budget on the basis of a request from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Has been postponed.

“The budget for the coming fiscal year cannot be passed in the status quo,” said Durga Vik, chief whip of the Unified Socialist Party. We have a common understanding that we have not even met. ‘

According to him, the meeting was adjourned at the request of Economic Affairs Minister Prakash Bahadur Rawal after all the parties took a stand that the budget could not be passed in the status quo. The parties have also warned the Minister for Economic Affairs, Rawal, not to allow the meeting of the Provincial Assembly to proceed until the budget is corrected.

Chief Whip of the Nepali Congress Bharat Bahadur Khadka, who also participated in the meeting, said that the budget brought by selling the plan in an unbalanced manner could not be passed in the status quo. ‘Plans sold in hotels through intermediaries have been budgeted. We will not discuss it until it is amended, “Khadka told Online News.” We, the friends of all parties, agree on this.

Pathan Singh Bohara, state assembly member of the main opposition CPN-UML, who is also a former minister, said that the amendment was necessary as the government had brought a distribution-oriented budget based on the setting with the middlemen. ‘Plans have been improperly included in the budget using intermediaries. Contrary to the Good Governance Act, no lawmakers have been consulted, ‘Bohara told Online News.

Members of the state assembly have accused the ministers of squandering their constituency budgets on the basis of accessibility, cutting even the plans they have recommended and sending, not maintaining any kind of balance, and giving priority to plans from intermediaries. Minister for Economic Affairs Prakash Rawal, who assured the lawmakers at the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee to correct the mistakes, has been busy persuading them directly and indirectly.

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