KATHMANDU — The Legislature-Parliament has begun deliberations on the policies and programs disclosed by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday.
The discussions will go on for three days (till May 12) where various lawmakers will put their views on the policies and programs, while the Prime Minister is scheduled to respond to queries raised at the Parliament on May 13.
As part of the deliberations, lawmakers will take their views on the vote of thanks which was proposed by chief whip of the ruling CPN-UML Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and seconded by chief whip of the UCPN-Maoist, the coalition partner of the government, Hitraj Pandey.
Speaking at the meeting, Gopal Dahit of Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal criticised the policy and program of failing to address concerns of the people of various areas of Banke and Bardia victimised by earthquake and landslides.
He also said that the policy and programme could not be implemented and that they would not support them as they were ‘discriminatory’.
Dahit also accused the government of suppressing the protest launched by indigenous and Madhesi for their rights in the Tarai.
Meanwhile, lawmakers of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) boycotted the Parliament meeting today as well.
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost