KATHMANDU, May 28: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured that the issues of strengthening and reviving the country’s economy have been addressed in the policies and programs of the government for the next financial year 2022/ 23.
While outlining his views on the government’s policies and programs for the coming fiscal year at today’s House of Representatives meeting, Speaker Dahal expressed confidence that Prime Minister Deuba would mainstream the issues that were not covered in the policies and programs in his address. .
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had presented the policies and programs of the government on May 24 at the joint meeting of the federal parliament.
Dahal, also a former prime minister, spoke of the need to forge a common view among political parties and unity among political parties to solve national problems. Stating that the “blame game” between political parties would not solve any problem, Dahal stressed the need for joint efforts to solve the problems facing the country.
Dahal argued that the concerns should be whether the process of implementing the constitution has advanced or not rather than which political parties won the number of seats in the May 13 local elections.
Dahal also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the government, political parties, voters and civil societies for making the local election a success in a single phase.
Mocking the chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli, he urged not to forget the fact that Oli was twice elected Prime Minister with the support of the CPN (Maoist Centre). “Didn’t you become Prime Minister twice with the support of the CPN (Maoist Center)?”
“If we humiliate each other, we deny each other, we cannot meet the expectations of Nepalese citizens and deliver to the public through this current political system,” Dahal said.
On a different note, Dahal said the newly elected mayors of Kathmandu metropolis and Dharan sub-metropolis truly won the local elections independently. “The way these two independent candidates presented themselves with ideas and resolutions in front of the public, you have to accept that is special. As for their victory, I like to think that two new flowers have been added to the flower garden of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.”
Dahal informed the HoR that the levy on petroleum products had been removed. He also said he had asked Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to take action that would give people a break.
According to him, policies and programs have given highest priority to agriculture, industry, education, health and energy, among other sectors. He suggested the government introduce a policy that would enable Nepal to become self-sufficient in agriculture.