Ruling coalition will not be affected by MCC: Maoist Chair Prachanda


February 21, 2022


Ruling coalition will not be affected by MCC: Maoist Chair Prachanda

Maoist Chair Prachanda talks to media at Singha Durbar on Monday.

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that US grant Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) would not shake the ruling alliance.

During a meeting with Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel at Singha Durbar on Monday, Prachanda said MCC would not affect the ruling alliance at any cost.

Stating that MCC would be decided by parliament and anything could happen, Prachanda said he had discussed the latest political situation with Poudel and reiterated that ruling alliance would not dismantle due to MCC.

Likewise, NC senior leader Poudel also held discussion with CPN-Unified Socialist Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal. During the meeting, Chair Nepal put forth his view that MCC could not be ratified in its existing form and suggested initiated process for amendment of the agreement.

NC leader Poudel, on his part, tried to convince the leaders that all should work together to get the country out of the crisis by engaging in discussions. He emphasized passage of MCC at the earliest to diffuse a polarized atmosphere.

Leader Poudel has been holding discussions with top leaders of CPN-UML, Maoist Center, Janata Samajbadi Party and others to garner support for MCC ratification.