House: Deliberation on budget bills begins

Published On: July 22, 2016 04:52 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 22: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, which was affected over the differences among the political parties,  has started finally.

As soon as the House meeting began, Public Accounts Committee Chairman Janardan Sharma submitted the committee's report. Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal submitted an amendment proposal. 

Commenting on the budget bills, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Prakash Sharan Mahat said the budget bill is not feasible and scientific and accused the government of not concentrating on the recovery of the revenue. Mahat added that the NC is not in favor of the budget bill in question.

Likewise, Maoist Center  leader Krishna Bahaur Maharat said the budget bills are not in favor of people.  “Our party is not in favor of the budget bills and will vote against the bills,” said Mahara.

Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal lawmaker Gopal Dahit criticized the budget bills saying that they do not benefit the indigenous nationalities and those marginalized except few sections of people. He added that his party is against this bills.

Minister for Finance Bishnu Paudel defended the budget bills saying that the government has been able to collect Rs 482 billion revenue in a short span time. 

NC lawmaker and former Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharana Mahat said that the bill to national debt mobilization is unacceptable. 


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