KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The main opposition CPN-UML has concluded that the five-party coalition government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has failed in six months.
A counter statement issued by UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Sunday a few days after Deuba’s address to the nation highlighting his government’s achievements in the past six months claimed that the coalition government had completely failed.
Making public the UML's stand on the government's strategy on the issue of MCC, Lalita Niwas land grab scam, Chairman Oli claimed that the government has completely failed. The UML alleged that the Deuba-led alliance maintained silence even when the Indian government extended the road through Nepali territory of Lipulek.
UML has stated that the government should not leave local level vacant by deferring local level poll under any pretexts. The statement said that all the three organs of the state were in crisis due to the government, pushing the country towards failure.
"Even though the prime minister tried to present the development figures in his address on Friday, he could not present any new figures except for some projects that started during the previous government," the statement said. Oli had a plan to hold a press conference on Sunday and make public the party's official position on the government's performance
However, after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed, Oli made the party's position public by issuing a statement. UML has accused the finance minister of being involved in policy corruption and making the country's economy fragile.
The UML has said that the indicators of the economy indicate serious misfortune in the future. "Instead of debating the solution to the problem by presenting the challenging realities of the economy, the finance minister seems to be obsessed with covering up artificial figures. Poor capital expenditures, low investment, rising unemployment and reduction in development spending have had a negative impact on the drive to graduate from the least developed country,” the statement said.
Oli also vented ire against the decision of the coalition government to cut the budget allocated for development infrastructure. "The pace of development has come to a standstill during the tenure of this government, which replaced the popular budget introduced by the previous government with a new budget," the statement said.