Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement would be passed by the House of Representatives at the earliest.

Talking to the mediapersons at a press meet organised by Press Union, Kailali, in Dhangadi, Deuba stressed the need to pass the MCC from the Parliament as soon as possible.

"MCC is not above the law of Nepal. Thus, it is futile to delay the passage of the MCC as it is the grant amount given to the country for its development," Deuba added.

Deuba, who is also the president of the ruling Nepali Congress, however, did not answer the questions pertaining to the party's 14th General Convention.

"I want you to ask the party's election committee about party's upcoming convention,"

Deuba said. When asked about possibility of early general elections, Deuba did not rule out its possibility. "We have a coalition government. Coalition's decision will be the final,"

Deuba stated. Deuba, accompanied by a team of ministers, had reached Sudurpaschim Province yesterday. He inspected the flood-ravaged areas. After taking stock of the flood-affected places, the prime minister returned to the federal capital today.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 23, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.