Nepal’s Budget Presentation Cancelled: Tweeps React

Due to disagreements between the ruling coalition and regional parties, Nepal’s budget 2011/12 presentation has been postponed until Friday, July 15th.

Obstructionism and last minute flare up is not new for Nepali politics. Here is how Nepali tweeps reacted to the objection from the regional parties over the budget and the news of postponement.

“@salokya: मधेसवादी दलहरुलाई फकाउन नसकेपछि कालो ब्रिफकेस बोकेर हिँडेका अर्थमन्त्री वाल्ल। बजेट भाषण स्थगित। संसद बैठक भोलि १ बजे बस्ने #npbudget”

( Finance minister leaves after failing to convince Madhes based parties.Budget presentation cancelled until 1 pm tomorrow)

“@dkhanalnp: क्लास छोडेर बजेट सुन्न आको न भो क्लास न सुनियो बजेट #npbudget”

( Missed school for budget speech. Now no budget speech, no school)

“@nepaldiary: आज को बजेट ले तरकारी मा पनि कर बढाउने हो क्या हो ? तरकारी को भाउ छोइनसक्नु पो छ त है🙂 #npbudget”

(Will the budget raise taxes on vegetables? They are already too expensive)

“@prakashprasain: बजेट सकाउने लहै-लहैमा फाटेका लुगा टाले जस्ता देखिएका छन्, काठमाण्डौ का सडकहरु…#npbudget”

(Kathmandu’s streets look like hasty patchwork of covered potholes, in a bid to use the budget before the end of fiscal year)

“@GoGoze: स्वयम्कर घोसना सफल हुन्न, कर घोसना गरेपनि अदालतले छानबिन गर्नसकिने आदेश दिएकोछ, बिजुली देख्दा तर्सने सर्व-साधारणले गर्लान र घोसना? #npbudget”

(Self tax declaration will not work. The courts can investigate the declaration. People are already too afraid, will they declare?)

“@nagarikdaily: अर्थविद् मदन दाहालः अफगानिस्तानमा चालु वर्षमा ८% आर्थिक वृद्धिदर प्रक्षेपण गरिएको छ, नेपालमा मात्र साढे ३%… #npbudget”

( Economist Madan Dahal says that Afghanistan has projected grown rate of 8% and only 3% for Nepal)

Will the ill fated budget get it’s day tomorrow?

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