Government program is just ritual : Deuba

Published On: May 23, 2018 07:56 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 23: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress, President Sher Bahadur Deuba commented that the government's policy and program possessed only policy and not the program. 

Taking part in the discussion on the government's policy and program for the fiscal year 2075-76 BS at the House of Representatives today, President Deuba said the policy and program have stipulated goals but not clear-cut programs. "Dreams without plan and program are mere a good wish. There is no excuse for the government to be ritualistic. The so-called strong government should take huge risks for the economic and social reforms. I do not see such spirit", main opposition parliamentary party leader Deuba asserted. 

Claiming that the NC-led government formed following the political change in 1990 AD (2046 BS) had undertaken outstanding and courageous works having far-reaching consequences, he informed that then government had brought several structural reforms in economy and developed a solid foundation of national economy. 

The new Nepal Constitution was promulgated under the leadership of NC former President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, he said, adding that the government under his leadership had attempted to make it a well-accepted national charter. 

"I had led the new constitution to successful implementation by successfully concluding the historical local, provincial and federal elections. Now the country had embraced the path of stability and prosperity. The political transition has come to an end. A high economic growth rate has been attained in past two consecutive years", he said, adding that, "There was an opportunity for the incumbent government. But, the government had not shown any creativity in unveiling the policy and program'". 

Today's foremost need is to successfully implement the constitution so as to devolve the power of Singha Durbar to villages and make the people empowered, President Deuba noted. 

He criticized the government of failing to come up with a clear idea towards mobilizing the legal and administrative mechanisms of federalism. 

Saying that the ill-intention to make the provincial and local level dysfunctional would in no way be agreeable for the Congress, he further hinted at government intention to undermine the achievements of the political movements. RSS

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