Govt not in hurry to 'hit sixes' to endure long inning: Minister Dhakal

Published On: September 23, 2018 11:46 AM NPT By: KULCHAND PHOMBO  | @@kulchandphombo

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal said that the KP Sharma Ol-led government has not yet hit four and sixes intentionally so as to endure a long inning.

Speaking at a program organized by Tehrathum Sarokar Samaj Nepal held on the occasion of its sixth general meeting in the capital on Saturday, Law Minister Dhakal said the government is not still hastening to introduce populist programs intentionally as there is still a long way to go for which long inning has to be maintained.

“KP Sharma Oli-led government is a two-thirds majority government with a full five-year-long term. It has planned to do so many sustainable development-related works to meet the goal of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’. Only those that last for a few months may bring populist programs to just attract votes in the next elections. That is why it is not in a hurry to hit sixes.”

Repulsed by the disconnection between words and works of the leaders, Minister Dhakal stressed on the need to speak little and work more. He further said that many laws are under the process of enactment and will be enacted soon, after he assumed office as Law Minister.

Dhakal, who was invited as the chief guest of the program, expressed commitment to make Tehrathum people feel that he is still with Tehrathum and asserted that he is ever ready to address concerns of the district.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe said the Parliament is currently busy enacting laws related to fundamental rights and will complete them by mid-October.

She further said that the parliament has recently passed a resolution directing the government to resolve the violence against women including heinous rape crimes.

“I am hopeful that Tehrathum Sarokar Samaj will extend cooperation with the government in its efforts in reducing violence against women and also launch awareness programs to teach the society (daughters and sons) what causes violence against women.

Meanwhile, she also expressed commitments to address the concerns of the Sarokar Samaj.

Speaking on the occasion NPC lawmaker Bhawani Khapung advised Tehrathum Saraokar Samaj to concentrate its works on social services rather than on development works of the district saying that the development works fall within the jurisdiction of the locals units.

 “It would be great, if it could help generate fund for those helpless people suffering from illness and those rendered homeless by natural disasters such as fire and floods,” said Khapung.

Meanwhile, Khapung appreciated the Sarokar Samaj saying that it has provided a common ground for all the Tehrathum people regardless of their faith in political ideologies.

Similarly, lawmakers Bijaya Subba, Former Minister of State for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Sita Gurung, Lawmakers Tejman Kandangwa (Tehrathum 2B) and Lachhuman Tiwari (Tehrathum1A) also put their views on the occasion.

The Samaj also felicitated Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe, Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and incumbent lawmakers representing Tehrathum district with a letter of appreciation during the program.

The sixth general meeting of the Samaj also elected unanimously a 21-member executive committee led by Mohan Kumar Dangi. The committee will remain effective for two years.


Photos by Narayan Prasain


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