Maoists to block budget until vote on no-confidence motion

KATHMANDU: The CPN Maoist Centre on Friday decided to block three major bills related to the annual budget announcement at the Parliament unless the House voted on a no-confidence motion it filed against the government.

A Central Office meeting of the party held today made the decision to this effect, according to party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal.

The House is yet to endorse Financial Bill, Bill to Raise Public Debt and Loan and Guarantee Bill related to the budget of next fiscal year, which would begin tomorrow.

The Parliament, however, has already passed the Appropriation Bill.

Among the pending bills, the Financial Bill is considered very significant for budget implementation as it allows the government to collect taxes — the main source from which the government generates its income to finance programmes laid in the Appropriation Bill.


Maoist Centre top leaders discuss govt formation

KATHMANDU: The CPN Maoist Centre is holding its Central Office meeting since Friday morning to discuss contemporary political issues including formation of a new government under its leadership.

According to the party sources, the meeting would discuss taking other fringe parties into confidence to endorse its no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and government formation in alliance with the Nepali Congress, among other issues.

The meeting is taking place at the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's residence in Lazimpat.

Recently, the Maoist party has withdrawn its support extended to the incumbent Oli-led government and in a bid to topple it through the no-confidence vote at the Parliament.

The party has signed an agreement with Nepali Congress to share leadership of the government till the next Parliament elections to be held after one and half years.