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Nepali Congress halts House over ''budget leak''

The opposition Nepali Congress on Monday obstructed proceedings in Parliament over an alleged government `leak` of an annual budget statement before it was presented for debate on Saturday.



Kathmandu: The opposition Nepali Congress on Monday obstructed proceedings in Parliament over an alleged government `leak` of an annual budget statement before it was presented for debate on Saturday.

The opposition lawmakers demanded that the House form a probe panel to look into the issue. As soon as the Parliament meeting began this morning, lawmaker and former finance minister Ram Sharan Mahat spoke on behalf of the party and showed a newspaper article which had published information about the budget before it was presented.

He urged the government to inform the House how the confidential information was leaked.Then lawmakers from the party protested chanting various slogans against the government, Speaker Onsari Gharti postponed the meeting for half an hour.

The Nepali Congress on Sunday had concluded that the budget violated the fiscal discipline.Some members of the Parliament from the party had also demanded resignation of Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel claiming he was responsible for the leak of confidential information to the media.

From Zee News

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