A meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled for today has been postponed till Friday, citing special reason.
Issuing a notice, the HoR meeting was postponed till 1:00 pm tomorrow. There was an agenda to hold discussion in principle on US aid project- Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact in the meeting.
The meeting was postponed after the meeting of Business Advisory Committee held at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, today failed to forge consensus on the issue of forwarding MCC compact.
Meanwhile, earlier the ruling partners CPN (Maoist Centre) and CPN (Unified Socialist) urged the government not to proceed towards theoretical discussions in regard with a proposal tabled in parliament seeking to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with the US Government.
Today’s HoR session was scheduled to start deliberations on the proposal. Stating that a wider political consensus was lacking over the matter and the main opposition continued to obstruct the House, the both parties called for suspending the further proceedings at the moment.
However, the ruling Nepali Congress insisted on moving the proposal to further parliamentary proceedings. It is said the Maoist Centre would discuss the matter inside the party to decide whether to entertain proposal or not.
Similarly, in view of UML leader Dr Bhim Bahadur Rawal, the proposal should not be moved forwards amidst the street protests against it.
The government had tabled the document in the Parliament on February 20 and it is required to be finalized by upcoming February 28 as per the deadline set by the US Government.