CPN-Unified Socialist leader and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: CPN-Unified Socialist leader and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has said that the House of Representatives will not ratify the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Reacting to the abrupt adjournment of today’s parliament meeting, Khanal said that those who are in favor of the country’s sovereignty cannot support MCC.
Similarly, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden said that it was not possible to pass the MCC in its current form.
Lingden said that the RPP does not want division and polarization in the country.
The meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled to be held at 1 pm on Thursday was postponed.
The meeting will be held on Friday at 1 p.m.
Today’s meeting was scheduled to hold a discussion on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota postponed today’s meeting at the request of the government.
Earlier today, discussions were held between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chairman of Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) prior to the start of the House of Representatives meeting.
Before reaching Baluwatar, Maoist Chairman Prachanda, Chairman of Unified Socialist Madhav Kumar Nepal, its senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal, Janata Samajbadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav and others had also held a discussion on the issue.
The Maoist Center has already decided to stand against the MCC.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Deuba is making preparations to endorse the MCC even with the support from the main opposition CPN-UML.