RUKUM, Feb 21: Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has stressed on the need to strengthen the local units in order to effectively implement the federal system.
Speaking at a press conference in Musikot of Rukum (west), he said since the country has now achieved a significant political gain the government should now focus on economic transformation.
Bhattarai, who is also the coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal, criticized the current government for failing to meet the people's expectations.
“As there is political stability, the government is supposed to be working for economic development and prosperity. But we didn't find any positive signal even after one year tenure of the government. They are still stuck in petty issues,” he said, adding that the government has lost its track.
Bhattarai further accused the government of giving protection to corrupt and criminals. He cited the wide-body aircraft scam, Ncell tax evasion, 33-kg gold case, Nirmala Pant's rape and murder as failures of the current government.