Maoists obstruct budget presentation; Parl adjourned till Dec 2

Nepal`s Maoists today prevented the caretaker government from presenting the budget and raised slogans against it, forcing speaker to adjourn the Parliament after fixing December 2 as next date for convening session.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 23:13 PM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal`s Maoists today prevented
the caretaker government from presenting the budget and raised
slogans against it, forcing speaker to adjourn the Parliament
after fixing December 2 as next date for convening session.

As soon as the session, which was delayed by six hours,
started, over 100 Maoist MPs surrounded Finance Minister
Surendra Pandey shouting anti-government slogans.

Speaker Subhash Nemwang then adjourned the Parliament
and fixed December 2 as another date for convening session.
Also, the 17th round of Prime Ministerial election has been
postponed till December 2.

The government was preparing to bring 338 billion
Nepalese rupees budget for the current fiscal year.

Earlier, the government held discussion with the
Maoists, aimed at presenting the budget.

However, the Maoists did not agree to the government`s
bid to bring the budget through regular process. Nepal
government is facing financial crisis due to the delay in
presenting the budget.

PTI