NCP (NCP) Co-chair Oli urges lawmakers to apprise party leadership of budget-related issues
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair KP Sharma Oli has said the government had brought the budget for upcoming fiscal year when the State's coffer was not strong and directed the party lawmakers to present their views regarding the issue accordingly.
Address a meeting of the NCP (NCP) parliamentary party that kicked off at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar today, Prime Minister Oli said, though the budget was not able to address needs and aspirations of people and representatives in all areas, it had somehow created a base for achieving prosperity.
Likewise, he urged party lawmakers to put their views before the party leadership if they had any discontent or differing views over it, but not in the House.
The prime minister's call follows the criticism over the budget by some lawmakers from the ruling parties during budget session in the House of Representatives.
"Your views and suggestions may be genuine. But imbalanced economy left by the previous government had caused problems for the incumbent government to introduce budget that would meet the aspirations of all. The government is trying to bring nation's economy back on track," PM and Co-chair Oli was quoted as saying in Rastriya Samachar Samiti.
According to the prime minister, When there isn't sufficient food in the pot, just and equal distribution does not seem possible. He urged lawmakers to share with the party leadership if they have dissatisfaction over the government's performance and the budget.
The meeting also saw the participation of party Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and leader Madhav Kumar Nepal. 50 lawmakers have registered their names to put forth their views. The meeting discussed revisions on the party regulations.
Meanwhile, NCP (NCP)'s secretariat and standing committee meetings are taking place today itself following the conclusion of parliamentary party meeting.