New government ‘soon after budget’

New government ‘soon after budget’

A new government will be formed soon after the annual budget for the next fiscal year, sources say.

The ruling parties are set to kick off preparations for the change of guard as per the nine-point agreement and a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ between CPN-UML and the then UCPN (Maoist) (now CPN (Maoist Center).

As per the agreement between the two parties, the homework for a change in the government will begin from the last week of May and a new government will be formed after House endorses the budget.

The new budget will be tabled at the parliament on May 28.

“A new government will be formed after the Appropriation Bill is endorsed by the parliament,” a Maoist source told Republica Online.

UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have already forged a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to take charge of the government on a rotation basis until polls are held.

“A new government will be formed to implement the agreement,” said a UML source.

The source said that the government will be changed as per the plan unveiled by the government to hold local polls in Mangshir (mid-November to mid-December) under the transitional provisions.

However, some leaders in UML are pitching for a national consensus government.

Addressing a function in Dhanusha on Saturday, UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said that a national consensus government should be formed to implement the constitution after addressing the demands of the agitating groups.

Likewise, some Maoist leaders believe that a national consensus government with Nepal Congress is necessary to implement the constitution and forge an agreement with the dissenting parties.

The two major ruling coalition partners — CPN-UML and the then UCPN (Maoist) – had reached a nine-point agreement on May 5 after the Maoist party had decided to continue support to Prime Minister KP Oli’s government.

Source: MyRepublica