UML not to make any decision about MCC deal endorsement anytime soon

CPN-UML chairman KP Sharma Oli
CPN-UML chairman KP Sharma Oli

Kathmandu, September 8

Amid the intensifying dispute on whether Nepal’s parliament should endorse the 2017 agreement between Nepal and the United States about the USD 500 million Millennium Compact Corporation (MCC) grant to Nepal, the CPN-UML says it will not make any decision about this anytime soon.

Whereas the ruling coalition consisting of the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, CPN-Unified Socialist, Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha itself is divided about the issue, the main opposition is also likely to remain silent about it at least for the next few weeks.

During a UML parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday, the party supremo KP Sharma Oli said his party would not rush to make a decision instead would study the deal in detail. Apparently, the UML is also divided about the deal.

It is likely to affect Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s plan to get the deal endorsed by the parliament as soon as possible as it is mandatory for its implementation.

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