NCP to amend budget plan if Parliament doesn’t endorse MCC deal

The secretariat meeting of the Nepal Communist Party, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Kathmandu, May 30

After finding that the government has included funds from the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation deal signed with the United States government in the next year’s budget plan, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has decided to amend the plan in case the Federal Parliament does not endorse the deal.

The 2017 agreement is awaiting its implementation as the House has not approved it. The ruling party is divided over the issue; hence, the government has not tabled the deal, seeking approval.

But still, the government has included some amounts of money to be received under this deal, raising the eyebrows of some leaders. In his bid to clear the confusion, Prime Minister and the NCP chairman KP Sharma Oli had called the party’s secretariat meeting today.

The meeting decided to accept the inclusion of the fund as the MCC deal is also under discussion in Parliament but to remove it later if the legislative body rejects the deal, according to the party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

Published on May 30th, Saturday, 2020 1:34 PM

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