Opposition parties slam gov decisions of budget ordinance and election
Slamming the government decision to bring the budget ordinance, leaders of the main opposition parties have accused the government of obstructing the consensus process.
Leaders have termed the government’s decision to bring the budget through ordinance as an ‘open violation’ of democratic norms and values. The opposition parties have concluded that the government decision by ‘ignoring’ and ‘betraying’ the opposition parties would push the country towards further confusion, chaos and constitutional crisis.
Speaking at a program organized by the CPN (UML) on behalf of the opposition parties here Tuesday, they said intention of the ruling coalition partners of imposing totalitarianism in the country would never be fulfilled.
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala said unilateral decision of the incumbent government regarding the budget and new elections to the Constituent Assembly were in the violation of rule of law and the politics of consensus. He claimed that the budget prepared neglecting all the moral responsibilities would close all ways to a consensus.
Similarly, CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal said the government’s decision to bring the budget through ordinance and announcement of new election showed its ‘madness’ and urged the government to come to a consensus on the agendas of national interest at the earliest.
Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Pashupati Shamser JB Rana accused the ruling partners of not becoming serious towards forging consensus on the national agendas and intending to rule arbitrarily.
NC leader Dr Minendra Rijal condemned the government for its decisions of bringing the budget and holding new election without consultations with other political parties.
Published Date: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 | 07:10 AM