June 4, Kathmandu : Lawmakers from ruling and opposition parties have continued putting their views on the recently brought budget in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.
On the occasion, lawmaker and ruling Nepal Communist Party leader Surendra Prasad Pandey has supported the budget as being brought taking into account financial discipline, and something that would address people’s expectation and show guidance. Likewise, main opposition Nepali Congress leader Min Bishwokarma has criticized the budget as something that could not carry out development activities and work for the welfare of the people. Likewise, Rajendra Mahato from the Rastriya Janata Party also hit out at it as discriminatory asking how much budget has been allocated to Tarai-Madhes that makes up 51 percent of the population of the country.
Nepal Workers and Peasants Party leader Prem Suwal has criticized it saying that it would only increase a gap between the rich and poor. “It is not in favour of workers and farmers. It has not focused on agriculture, education and health,” he said. Scholarship for Dalits, indigent community demanded Meanwhile, a deliberation on the budget has started in the National Assembly today.
The deliberation began after Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented a proposal in this regard.