KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on various issues of public concern during the meeting of National Assembly (NA) on Thursday.
Addressing the upper house during the Zero Hour, lawmaker Radheshyam Adhikari opined that rights guaranteed by the constitution will no longer be available if the controversial Media Council Bill, Nepal Special Service Bill and IT Bill are passed through majority from the house. He also advised the government to gain popularity through its performance but not try to terrorize the public by bringing draconian laws.
Another lawmaker Mahesh Kumar Mahara took time to draw the attention over inordinate delay in expediting the work of West Seti hydropower project. He accused the government of turning deaf ears to the needs of people from Sudur Paschim Province. "Government shouldn't forget that there is Sudur Paschim Province beyond the Karnali river," he added.
Raising the issue of Pashupati Development Area Trust, MP Ramesh Prasad Yadav sought government intervention to include 1800 ropanis of the land of Pashupati area under the ownership of the Trust.
Lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari suggested the government to enforce some measures to check frequent road accidents. He said that old vehicles should be displaced to ensure the safety of the passengers. "Allowing outdated vehicles to carry the passengers and using dozers without carrying out any study during road construction must be stopped to make road transportation safer," he said.