KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nine small parties have submitted a memorandum to speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Sapkota demanding not to ratify the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Nepal Compact.
On behalf of the nine-party alliance, CP Gajurel, a leader of the Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary Maoist) handed over the letter to speaker Sapkota at the latter's office today afternoon. The MCC Compact has been awaiting the parliamentary ratification for the past several months.
On the occasion, leader Garjurel argued that the MCC Compact is a part of Washington's Indo-Pacific Strategy. "MCC is a part of US-led grant military alliance. Hence, Nepal should not succumb to the US pressure," Gajurel said.
On his part, speaker Sapkota vowed to conduct detail study on the MCC Compact, according to the speaker's secretariat.
Earlier today, the nine-party alliance had submitted memorandum to Prime Minister's Office demanding not to ratify the MCC's Nepal Compact.
During a protest in the capital on Friday, the nine-party alliance said it would launch a nation-wide protest against the MCC compact.