KATHMANDU: Furious over the caretaker government’s proposal to pass bills-- Anti-Money Laundering Act, Mutual Legal Assistance Bill and Extradition Bill —through ordinance, the two big oppositions, the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML appealed President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Monday not to sign the ordinance.
Expressing their stern dissatisfaction over the government’s bid, leaders of the two parties met Dr Yadav today at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas and urged him to act as per the head of the state.
Only yesterday, Prime Minster Dr Baburam Bhattarai had consulted President Yadav over the issue of passing bills through ordinance, so that the country would not be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global anti-money laundering agency.
Though the bill was tabled in the parliament earlier, it was not endorsed.
While reiterating that the incumbent Baburam-led government is only caretaker and is allowed to look only after the daily affairs, leaders of NC and UML told president Yadav that the caretaker government cannot pass bills through ordinance.
In response, President Yadav reportedly pledged them that he would act as per the constitutional provision over the issue.