Kathmandu, May 6: Today’s session of the House of Representatives continued preliminary discussions on the government’s policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year (2076/77 BS).
Taking part in the deliberations, the Lower House members representing opposition parties viewed the fresh policies and programmes as abstract and scattered.
Main opposition Nepali Congress leader and lawmaker Gyanendra Bahadur Karki described the policies and programmes as ambitious, scattered, vague, and based on propaganda. He claimed the document has dragged the president into controversy by making the Head-of-the-State call the people’s government ‘My Government’.
Similarly, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal presidium member Mahantha Thakur commented the government’s policies and programmes came in a customary trend, bringing nothing for the people of Madhesh.
Likewise, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal’s leader Bimalendra Shreewastav claimed the government’s policies and programmes failed to incorporate all sectors.
Meantime, Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel of major ruling party Nepal Communist Party (NCP) appreciated the new policies and programmes, citing that they are objective and substantive and capable enough of materializing the government’s goal of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis’.
he NCP General Secretary stressed that the government’s policies and programmes is based on the three-pillar economic policy along with the target of double-digit economic growth, speedy economic development and prosperity.
Similarly, Rekha Sharma of NCP said that many positive issues linking human and physical development together have been incorporated in the policies and programmes.
Sita Kumari Yadav of Nepali Congress argued that the government’s policies and programmes was a boxful of lies.
Presidium member of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Mahendra Prasad Yadav said, the policies and programmes, brought from centered mentality, has failed to incorporate any sector.
Similarly, Sarita Giri of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal suggested the government to make arrangement of budget to let the states and local levels works independently and to give priority to the issue of maintaining balance.
Sher Bahadur Tamang of NCP argued that although the policies and programmes have incorporated about employment and infrastructure development, it failed to pay attention to address the existing problems.
Nepali Congress’ Dr Narayan Khadka said no matter how much the government talks about good governance it is not verified by the scams and scandals that have taken place in the country.
NC’s Pradip Giri claimed the policy and programme was not realistic but with a lot of emotions. NC’s Gagan Thapa said the policy and progamme based on false and misleading statements seems like a confused essay. (RSS)