KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The government has informed Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, regarding its preparations to table the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Agreement at parliament.
Stating that it is ready to table the MCC agreement, the government has urged Speaker Sapkota to move ahead with the necessary process. Upon receiving the news, Speaker Sapkota has started making preparations for it accordingly. According to sources, Speaker Sapkota had consulted some people close to him after receiving information from the government.
Earlier on Sunday, Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, Dilendra Prasad Badu met Speaker Sapkota to inform him about the government’s decision to table the MCC agreement at the parliament meeting on February 9.
According to sources, Speaker Sapkota said that he would not be an obstacle to the process of tabling the MCC deal in parliament. However, he argued that it would be better to take a decision through discussions than to table the MCC amidst the ongoing obstructions in parliament.
Meanwhile, the headquarters of MCC had written to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to accept the Nepal Compact Agreement by February 28 on Sunday.