Leaders’ reaction on budget

Ram Chandra Paudel (NC leader)

The budget is balanced and has addresses the needs of the time. It has brought a significant improvement to end the tendency of not spending the budget and it is an expansionary budget. We have sufficient money but are not being able to spend it so government and non-governmental agencies should be made highly accountable. The budget has addressed the concerns raised by NC partially, such as increasing the allowance of senior citizens.

Jitendra Narayan Dev (MJF-Nepal leader)

It is good in comparison to past budgets but not so encouraging from qualitative aspect. It has not given due priority to inclusiveness and the issues raised during the pre-budget discussions.