Ruling, opposition party leaders divided over Oli-led government's performance in past two years
February 14, 2020 07:13 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The ruling party leaders have strongly defended the activities of the government while the opposition party leaders criticized the government for its performance in the past two years.
Speaking at a program on Friday, Minister for Land Reforms Padma Aryal who is also a leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, said that the government has succeeded in multiple fronts after it came to power despite numerous daunting challenges. "The government has achieved huge success in various fields and we are going to see the outcomes of some works very soon," Aryal said.
"Compared to previous governments, the present government has done some extraordinary jobs," she said. The minister said that it will take some time to see the concrete results of some works of the government.
During the program, Samajbadi Party chairperson and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said that the government is missing a good opportunity to steer the country towards development and prosperity. "Prime Minister Oli is losing a good opportunity to bring drastic structural reforms to the country's social, economic and political sectors though his government is capable enough to do so," he said.
Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh said that the Oli-led government has failed to live up to the people's expectations.
"The government has failed in multiple fronts. For example, it is failing to meet budget expenditure target, maintain good governance, take action against those involved in mega corruption cases and arrest those involved in high-profile criminal cases," he said.
Mahendra Raya Yadav, a leader of Rashtriya Janata Party, said that even the ruling NCP leaders are not satisfied with the performance of the current government. "The government's performance in the past two years is dismal," he said.
The Oli-led government came to power in February 2018 after the provincial and parliamentary elections in late 2017. The current administration holds two-thirds majority in the federal parliament.