We allowed government to table MCC in Parliament to protect Speaker: Dahal

KATHMANDU: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that his party allowed the government to table Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the Parliament after the ruling coalition led by Nepali Congress tried to remove the Speaker.

Addressing a Bagmati Province Committee meeting of the party on Wednesday, he said that Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota allowed the MCC to table in the Parliament after the Nepali Congress also reached the stage of demanding the resignation of the Speaker.

The Chairman said that both the government and the main opposition CPN-UML would have demanded the resignation of the Speaker if the MCC was not tabled in the Parliament on February 20.

“We have allowed the MCC to table in the Parliament to protect the Speaker and the coalition. We had tried not to allow the MCC to table in the Parliament without amendments but to no avail,” he said

Saying that some elements are hatching conspiracy to take the country to regression through the MCC, he said that they are trying to attack the achievements of the people’s war through the $500 US grant agreement.

During the programme, Dahal said that they would vote against the MCC in the Parliament, Province Committee member Tara Narayan Shrestha said.


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