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Ruling partners CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Center to face opposition

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KATHMANDU — The major ruling partners, CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Center, on Monday agreed to jointly defend the annual budget announcement presented at the Parliament.

A meeting held between CPN (UML) Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar in Kathmandu today decided that together they will face the criticism made by Nepali Congress (NC) on the same.

The leaders of the both sides have also reached a conclusion to implement new budget estimates for fiscal year 2016/017  for it has brought cheer on public and further enthused them, according to Pramod Dahal, press advisor to PM.

Furthermore, leader Oli and Dahal are learnt to have discussed on the latest political scenario in the country. The upcoming budget, amounting to Rs 1.048 trillion, was tabled at the Legislature-Parliament on May 28 by Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel.

The budget estimates received criticism from many quarters, including the NC, referring it as a ‘huge size’ and ‘distributive’ as well as for leaking information on the same before the formal announcement.

NC has decided to protest the recently unveiled budget at the Legislature-Parliament. Deliberation on the same is due to take place at the parliament from today.

“Both CPN (UML) and CPN Maoist Centre have decided to face the criticism to be made by the opposition party at the Legislature-Parliament,” shared press advisor to PM, Dahal

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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