NC didn’t want govt to bring budget, says Minister Kharel

Pokhara, May 6

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Kharel today accused the Nepali Congress of attempting to topple the CPN-UML-led government fearing that it would introduce people-oriented budget.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Chautari in Pokhara, Minister Kharel claimed that the main opposition NC had hatched the plot as it did not want the CPN-UML-led government to present its policy and programme on May 8 in the Parliament. “But, NC could not succeed in its plans,” added Kharel.

Stating that UML was committed to forging national unity, Kharel said that his party wanted to bring all the parties on board the government. “Unity among parties that came together to promulgate the new constitution is indispensable,” he said.

Minister Kharel claimed that the game of making and unmaking the government had come to an end for now. “The UML and Unified CPN-Maoist have inked a nine-point deal and the UML will abide by the deal,” he said.

Kharel stated they had no reservations over accepting the leadership of Unified CPN-Maoist in the government. “Pushpa Kamal Dahal might be the next prime minister,” he said. He said the government, especially his party, had agreed to settle cases against the Maoist leaders.