UML Chairman Oli says budget brought unilaterally

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli termed the budget presented by the government for the fiscal year 2015-16 as 'biased' and 'one sided'.

In the parliamentary party meeting held at the Constituent Assembly (CA) building New Baneshwor, leader Oli urged the ruling party Nepali Congress to be sensitive towards flaws in the budget, according to party lawmaker Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal.

Party lawmakers were also directed to present in the parliament meeting accordingly. While analysing the budget, it seemed that the Congress dealt with unilaterally. The UML would move ahead by protesting this, he added.

The meeting discussed about merits and demerits of the budget that was presented at the Legislature-Parliament onTuesday.

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Talking to media after the meeting, party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal argued that the budget reflected political colour. It was brought even without open discussions with the ruling partner, he said, adding the party was hurt by this.

He said that the budget for the upcoming fiscal year has not given priority to the projects of national pride and due respect to programmes bearing the name of Pushpa Lal, Madan Bhandari like leaders.

Party Vice-Chair Bidhya Bhandari, leader Surendra Pandey and Chief Whip Agni Prasad Kharel were present in the meeting.

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