What does govt want - endorse or fail MCC ? Oli asks PM Deuba

Published On: August 10, 2021 03:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 10: Chairman of the main opposition party, CPN-UML, KP Oli has asked the government what the fate of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact would be.

Addressing a meeting of parliament on Tuesday, former Prime Minister Oli expressed his surprise over the failure of the government to mention anything about the MCC in the Common Minimum Program (CMP) of the coalition government. "Did you forget the MCC? I could not see it anywhere," he said. "The Nepali people want to know about it. Right honorable Prime Minister, what would be the fate of the MCC?"

Oli’s remarks come a day after he said that the MCC should be endorsed through parliament after bringing necessary amendments to the agreement. Earlier, when he was the Prime Minister, Oli was not heard demanding any amendment to the MCC agreement.

On the occasion, Oli also accused the ruling parties of using his old video clips in which he suggested endorsing the MCC compact to create an environment to endorse it. "The government itself has 165 lawmakers. What does this strong group of lawmakers say? Whether to endorse or fail the MCC? Why are you silent on this?" he asked.




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