Opposition parties slam the govt. policies and programmes

Kathmandu, July 11: Lawmakers of ruling and opposition parties have expressed their views regarding the policies and programmes of the fiscal year 2015/16 presented by the government in the Legislature-Parliament.

Taking part in today’s House meeting, the lawmakers of the ruling parties seconded the policies saying it was scientific and close to practical, while lawmakers of opposition parties criticised saying it was regressive.

The lawmakers of the ruling parties said that the policies and programmes has forwarded a plan to hold the local bodies' elections as well as plan for agro and green revolution.

Sitaram Bhandari and Prakash Sharma Poudel of the Nepali Congress expressed the view that the policies has incorporated a plan to make arrangement of a doctor in every health post and increasing social allowance of senior citizens.

However, Binda Devi Ale of the same party, complained that the policies and programmes   presented by the government failed to bring any plan to uplift the women and incorporate different programmes of health, education and employment.

Tapta Bahadur Bista and Rita Shahi of the NC demanded to establish university to carry out researches and study on herbs in Karnali zone.

Similarly, Brijesh Kumar Yadav of the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party said the policies could not incorporate the sentiments of people, no new programmes in favour of industrialists and failed to give emphasis to the development of agro sector.

Likewise, lawmaker of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Jayanta Chand stressed the need of allocating the budget giving the agriculture, tourism and hydropower in top priority.

Also taking part in the meeting, Birendra Mahato of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, claimed that the policies was only functional.

Likewise, Narsingh Chaudhary of the Sadbhawana Party vented his ire saying the policies failed to give attention towards poverty alleviation, for the upliftment of industry and among others. 

CPN (ML) lawmaker CP Mainali commented the policies and programmes of the government as it was not clear in the agenda of providing reliefs to the quake survivors.   

Similarly, Rastritya Janamorcha Nepal lawmaker Chitra Bahadur KC said that the government's policies and programmes were evaluated not on the basis of merit and demerit but on the basis of who have participated in the government. 

He further said that policies and programmes were not clear in relief operations and resettlement operations as the flood victims of the Jure are yet to get reliefs.     

UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker Surendra Karki said that the government's policies and programmes failed to address the basic needs of the people. He added that there was no newness in poverty alleviation, sustaining the peace and stability among others.  

Similarly, Tharuhat Terai Party lawmaker Ganga Chaudhary Satgauwa expressed dissatisfaction on the policies and programmes commenting that it failed to address the problems of deprived Tharu community. 

Nepal Workers and Peasants' Party lawmaker Dilli Prasda Kafle said that the policies and programme could not energise the people.

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