Govt to seek budget alternative:HM

NEPALGUNJ: Home Minister Bhim Bahadur Rawal said on Saturday that the government will seek an alternative way out if the UCPN-Maoist continues House disruption.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Chautari Banke chapter in Nepalgunj, Rawal said that the government is trying to resume the Legislature-Parliament. He added that if the Maoists did not show flexibility, the government will be compelled to seek an alternative. He added that if the budget of the current fiscal year is not passed, the peace process and development activities will be halted.

After returning from an inspection of the food and landslide areas of the far western development region, Rawal said that the government has allocated Rs 15 cores for the victims. He added that once the full report of the damages is submitted, the relief amount would be increased. He underscored that the government had not been able to provide adequate assistance due to the existing resources. He further informed that the new natural disaster control strategy would be submitted in the cabinet.

In a different context, the Minister informed that the base camp of the Armed Police Force had already been established for the ten eastern districts. He added that 10,000 new positions will be added in the Nepal Police for law and order in the country.