Karnali Province Assembly’s budget session prorogued

Published On: July 15, 2021 10:05 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KARNALI, July 15: The ongoing budget session of the Karnali Province Assembly has been prorogued. Upon the recommendation of the Province Government, Province Chief Govinda Prasad Kalauni announced the prorogation of the ongoing 8th session of the Province Assembly effective from 12.00 Wednesday. 

The Council of Ministers on Wednesday had decided to prorogue the budget session of the province assembly. Province Chief Kalauni announced the prorogation of the session in accordance with the Article 183 (2) of the Constitution, stated a press release issued by the Province Chief Office. 

Owing to the continued disruptions from main opposition CPN-UML, the budget session was frequently affected. Although the provincial government presented the budget for the fiscal year 2021/22 on June 15, the assembly meetings then had been postponed without entering into the agenda due to the obstructions posed by the UML lawmakers. 

The provincial government is preparing to introduce a budget through ordinance after the budget is not likely to be endorsed by the provincial assembly. 

UML province assembly member Padma Khadka said the government moved ahead in an autocratic manner when there was a constitutional provision allowing the executive to introduce a vote on an account bill with one-third of the budget at a time appropriation bill was under consideration in the province assembly. 

UML had put forth the stand to remove its assembly members from the ministerial berth as per the Supreme Court verdict. Three members from CPN-UML were inducted as ministers in the coalition government of the CPN (Maoist Centre) and the Nepali Congress.


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