Govt could not live up to public expectation: Ex-PM Bhattarai
February 15, 2019 01:48 PM NPT
POKHARA, Feb 15: Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai have said the incumbent government has failed to take headways as per the people's expectations.
At a face-to-face program organized here today by Parliamentary Reporters' Forum Gandaki Province, Dr Bhattarai noted that the public has anticipated much from the government as it was constituted following the establishment of the federal democratic republic.
Though the government needs to take giant leaps in development works to live up to people's aspirations, its current pace is very sluggish.
He also criticized the government for failing to do concrete works to consolidate the economy.
Saying that the prevalence of poverty and unemployment are increasing over the time, he pointed out the need to level up the two-digit economic growth rate for two decades so as to reach average per capita income to Rs 10,000.
Attaining prosperity is not possible without attracting investments from the private sector, Dr Bhattarai said there is no option but to gradually foster the environment for investment.
The former PM also highlighted the importance of road infrastructure development for prosperity and suggested the government to lay emphasis on the construction of Koshi, Kaligandaki and Karnali corridors.