Prez, PM meet underway
Meeting between Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai and President Dr Rambaran Yadav is underway at the latter’s residence Shitalniwas Kathmandu.
According to the source closed to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai will apprise the President about the government’s preparation to bring the budget ordinance today. Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel is also present at the meeting between the President and the Prime Minister.
Following the meeting with President Dr Yadav, the cabinet meeting is scheduled to be convened and the budget ordinance will be forwarded to the President Yadav, sources said.
Meanwhile, the meeting of the ruling parties has also decided to unveil the full-fledged budget unilaterally despite the opposition’s objection.
Earlier today morning, President Rambaran Yadav had held the meeting with the top four political forces- UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and United Madhesi Democratic Front (UDMF)- to pile pressure upon them for forging consensus on the contentious issues along with the budget row. However, the meeting went futile as the opposition and ruling parties remained adamant in their positions.