Govt will get full shape after by-election: Defence Minister

Published On: April 21, 2023 09:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRENDRANAGAR, April 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has said that the federal government will get full shape after the by-election on April 23.

Talking to journalists at Surkhet Airport on Friday, Khadka said, "Appointment of the chief justice of the Supreme Court, formation of the parliamentary hearings committee and tabling of the legislation related to the Constitutional Council will have been done by that time."

DPM Khadka asserted that the Karnali Corridor would be kept in priority in the budget for the next fiscal year. "The country's economy is in stress at present. But despite this, we are planning to move ahead with the Corridor project as a multi-year project and consider it as a national priority project," he said, adding that all ministers representing Karnali Province in the federal government should move ahead and work on this on a priority basis.

Khadka further said the DPR of Ratna Highway has been prepared and works forwarded accordingly while the Birendranagar-Telpon-Bhugaon road has also been kept in priority.

Stating that there is a tradition of relegating Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces to the back burner in the federal budget, the deputy prime minister reiterated that now this tradition would be broken and these provinces will be kept in priority in the federal budget.



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