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Fin Min adamant on bringing budget

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Barshaman Pun has said that complete budget would  be brought through consensus as the government was compelled to announce the budget with the help of ordinance.

Taking part in a discussion programme organised by the Society of Economic Journalists Nepal here today, Minister Pun ruled out the possibility of budget on the vote of account.

“Budget is not only the issue of the finance minister and the government, rather it is a regular economic process and should be continued”, stressed the Finance Minister.

The Finance Minister’s statement came in that context that the opposition parties have been claiming that the incumbent government has no legal ground to bring the complete budget.

Stating that President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has suggested to the government to announce the new budget through consensus without affecting the upcoming CA elections, the Finance Minister pledged to garner support from the parties for the budget announcement.

The new budget will be complete and brought in time no matter which party leads the government; he said, adding that the government was committed to giving continuity to old programmes in the government.

Minister Pun assured of political consensus while including new programmes in the budget.

Stating that revenue collection and economic indexes are on the positive direction, the Finance Minister vowed to focus on the implementation aspect of the budget. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2012 | 04:21 AM

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