Prakashman Singh terms policies and programs as well-versed essay

Published On: May 7, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 7: Main opposition Nepali Congress leader Prakashman Singh has described the government new policies and programs as a well-arranged essay.

Taking part in the deliberations over the government policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2076-77 BS (2019-20) in a session of the House of Representatives today, he said the document was like an essay assigned to secondary level students to write by incorporating acts need to be undertaken to build the nation.

“Policies and programs are like of a document filled up by slogans,” he claimed, adding that though some issues incorporated in the document were positive, their implementation seemed difficult. Expressing his doubt that a target of double-digit economic growth would be achieved, it advised the government to invest additional Rs 170 billion to materialize the dream.

Taking part another leader Bal Krishna Khand took time to accuse the government of performing against the constitutional norms and values, claiming that a ‘bad tradition’ was attempted to be established while presenting the policies and programs. Devendra Raj Kandel and Uma Regmi from the same party assessed that the new policies and programs had failed to accept the reality while Uma Shankar Aragariya of Federal Socialist Forum thanked the government for prioritizing the issues of agriculture, tourism and hydropower in the policies and programs.

Meanwhile, NC vice president Bimalendra Nidhi has said the government policies and programs lacked a program aimed to implement the federalism. Speaking at a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union, Dhanusha at Janakpurdham today, he said he saw no commitments to empowering the state and local levels in the policies and programs. He further added that the NC was in favor of the amendment to the constitution, claiming that Madhesh-centered parties had no interest in this matter. He proposed ‘Mithila-Bhojpura’ as the official name for the State 2. RSS


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