KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Lawmakers representing various political parties, speaking during special hour of the parliament meeting on Sunday, drew the government's attention toward contemporary issues.
The main opposition CPN-UML accused the government of exercising imbalanced diplomacy by linking countries country internal issues to the international affairs.
UML lawmaker Rajan Bhattarai said though the government had sent its special envoys to both close neighbors immediately after the formation of the government it failed to implement public statements given after that.
Likewise, Anuradha Thapa Magar of Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party said it was unfortunate that the country's Prime Minister used foreign territory to extend invitation to the Chinese President for a visit.
Nepa: Rastriya Party's Laxman Rajbanshi said the statements from the Indian Prime Minister about the birthplace of Gautam Budhha were capable of creating illusions over the reality, but the government did not feel it necessity to react to such statements.
Dhanraj Gurung of Nepali Congress argued raising the issue of recognising Hindi language as an official language and including it in the index of the Nepal's constitution was irrelevant as the constitution has already guaranteed that all languages spoken by a majority of people within the state shall be official languages.
Similarly, Madhesi People’s Rights Forum ( Democratic)'s Yogendra Chaudhary drew the government's attention towards the possibility of delay in holding the local polls due to its failure to provide required data and details to the Local Body Restructuring Commission.
Yogendra Ghising demanded that the voices of the indigenous nationalities and Madhesi be addressed while amending the constitution.
Prem Bahadur Giri, Ram Krishna Yadav and Dulari Harijan were among others airing their views in the special hour. RSS