Kurdistan Alliance accused Tuesday parliament of circumventing the rights of Kurds and placing the budget first reading on its agenda.
In a press statement, Najiba Najib, a Kurdistan Alliance MP, said the inclusion of budget first reading on parliament’s agenda is a conspiracy and circumvention of Kurds rights, adding that this move is illegal for lack of quorum.
Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqi Forces Coalition (IFC) have withdrawn from the parliamentary session for the inclusion of budget reading and grilling of Minister of Electricity Qasim al-Fahadawi, she added.
The budget bill has not been passed yet although it was sent to parliament in November.
According to parliamentary sources, the bill has never been read due to the conflict among MPs over the rights of oil-producing governorates, Kurdistan Region’s share of the budget and the reconstruction of recaptured districts.