House meeting called off due to uncertainty over MCC


The House meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been called off due to uncertainty about the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact.
Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba wanted to move the MCC Compact forward during the meeting on Wednesday and CPN (Maoist Center) wanted to postpone the meeting citing its central committee meeting scheduled for Thursday.
Speaker Agni Sapkota, who was elected on Maoist ticket in the last general election, eventually called off the House meeting on Maoist request despite the party postponing its central committee meeting to Friday and Saturday.
“Our central committee meeting will hold a discussion about MCC. We will take a solid decision on this after that,”  a Maoist leader told Setopati confirming that the House meeting has been called off on the party’s request. “The letter written by party chair to MCC will also be discussed. The House meeting has been called off for that.”
Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been slammed inside the party for the letter he and PM Deuba jointly penned to the MCC pointing out that Dahal has been accused of being a fickle leader due to that.
The recent general convention of the party had decided that the MCC Comapct should not be passed without amendment and many inside the party are pointing out that the central committee cannot revoke the decision taken by the general convention.
Chief whip of Maoist Center Dev Gurung stressed that the MCC Comapct cannot be passed without amendment but claimed that the House meeting has not been called off on the party’s request.
He argued that the join