Amid the ongoing political crisis in Nepal, out of a budget of Rs 1647.67 billion proposed by the government there, it has allocated Rs 35 crore for the repair of the famous Pashupatinath temple in the city and for the construction of Lord Rama’s temple at Ayodhyapuri. Finance Minister Bishnu Paudayal also announced a waiver of one month visa fee for tourists coming to Nepal with a view to promoting tourism badly affected by Covid-19.
The Finance Ministry allocated an amount of 20 billion rupees for the construction of infrastructure for four international airports and other domestic airports.
Paudyal allocated Rs 35 crore for the repair of the Pashupatinath temple, which is included in the list of UNESCO heritage sites, as well as budgetary allocation for the construction of a temple of Lord Ram at Ayodhyapuri in Chitwan district.
However, the funds allocated for the Ram temple were not disclosed. The budget of 1647.67 billion rupees has been announced in Nepal at a time when the country is going through a political crisis.
Significantly, Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the country’s 275-member House of Representatives for the second time in five months on 22 May and announced the mid-term elections on 12 November and 19 November on the advice of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was. Oli is leading a minority government in Nepal.
Prime Minister Oli, while trying to justify the dissolution of the House of Representatives by the President, urged all political parties to form an all-party government and hold fresh elections on 28 May. A week after the President dissolved the House, Ollie said in an address to the nation on television, “Going for the election can never be a regressive act.”