Baidya's party slams endorsement of budget by prez
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The CPN-Maoist on Wednesday expressed its serious reservation over the president Tuesday endorsing the budget ordinance forwarded by the incumbent government earlier in the day.
Arguing that any ordinance brought by this government has no political and constitutional effect, the party said it is not only a major mistake but also a violation of the constitution on part of the president to approve the ordinance by the ‘unconstitutional’ government.
Issuing a statement, the party has also said there have been widespread calls for consensus government and that even the care taker status of the government is ending on November 22.
“In such a situation, endorsement of an ordinance that gives this unconstitutional government the right to make expenditure equal to two-thirds of last year’s expenses has only helped prolong its tenure by eight more months,” the statement reads.
The Mohan-Baidya led party has said frequent meetings of ‘so-called’ four major parties has raised serious question on the role of the president and added that any decision taken only by leaders of the four parties will not be acceptable.