Lawmakers have started expressing their views on the government’s policy and program submitted by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday at the Constituent Assembly hall in New Baneshwar.
Expressing his views in the meeting, main opposition party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal said , it touches all aspects but does not prioritize the burning issues of the country.
He called for a revolution in the agriculture, saying that the current policy and program has not paid much attention to it. The document does not say anything regarding investment in agriculture, investigation into medicial herbs, mines and husbandry so as to stop our youths from going abroad for foreign employment.
“If we do not bring change in our thought and continue with the traditional mindset, nothing will materialize,” Dahal said.
He further said the current policy and program has not highlighted the importance of infrastructure such as roads, utilization of water resources and tourism sectors, without which the national development will be a far cry. The construction of road corridors stretching from south to north should be prioritized to reap benefits from the emerging power nations China and India.
Also speaking in the CA meeting, lawamaker Gopal Dahit of Tharuhat Tarai Party said the government’s policy and program has not addressed to eliminate the sickle cell anemia rampant in the Tarai region.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) Chairman Kamal Thapa said before the Maoist insurgency, around 2,000 Nepali youths used to go abroad for employment in a year but now-a-days youths in the same number are going out of the country for foreign jobs daily.
Secularism, federalism and republic were adopted in the country but these changes, as a matter of fact, have not brought any real changes in the life of the people.
Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Democratic) leader Jitendra Dev said the current policy and program has not paid attention toward eliminating linguistic, gender-based, ethnic and regional discriminations rampant in the country.
The deliberation which began Friday will last today.