KATHMANDU, July 4: The Legislature-Parliament continues to discuss different topics including the Office of the President, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the Office of the Vice-President, the National Planning Commission and the Ministries of Supplies, Energy, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Women, Children and Social Welfare, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Federal Affairs and Local Development, Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Urban Development under the Appropriation Bill-2073.
In the Parliament meeting today, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat of the Nepali Congress raised question on how the incumbent government, which has become failure to provide relief and grant assistance to earthquake survivors, could collect targeted revenue and blamed that price of daily essentials has hiked with the announcement of the budget.
Accusing the government for not allocating the necessary budget for the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai fast track, Mahat wondered how could the construction of the Outer Ring Road in Kathmandu be feasible at a time when it has become difficult even to complete the construction task of the Inner Ring Road itself for lack of construction materials.
Similarly, Bharat Mohan Adhikari of the CPN (UML) said that the budget has been focused on constitution implementation as the coming fiscal year is 'constitution implementation year', saying the budget has increased necessary amount to forward cooperative programs.
Adhikari said, "The state should play a role to take the country towards the path of prosperity.
Sufficient amount of budget has been allocated towards infrastructure development sector and programs. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's India and China visits have taken relations with the neighboring countries to a new height."
Likewise, Rupa Maharjan of the CPN Maoist Centre, Sushil Shrestha of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Astha Chaturvedi of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) also expressed their views.